My age? Heavens no! It has been a very long time since I've seen those 20's, and to be quite honest with you, I'm rather glad they're behind me. I'm rather enjoying just where I am in life!
No, not my age....postcards! Remember that little challenge I set myself? 37 postcards in 37 days...
So, I won't make it in 37 days, but I can still make that 37. I just finished up 29 last night, so there's 8 more to go.
What have I learned?
Well, life often gets in the way of your plans, which is why I didn't get it done in my self imposed time limit. Report cards, interims, meetings, etc., etc., etc.! So, regroup a bit, and reaching just part of my goal is not so bad.
Sometimes, the muse plays hide and seek. I've trudged into that art room having no idea of what to do. Sometimes, I don't even know if it'll be paint or paper. But, if I just start touching my stuff, as Julianna Coles would say. Just touch your stuff. Something inevitably happens. Not always great, but there's a product, and I always learn something, even if it's what not to do.
I've learned that I want to rely less on others' images. Obviously, I'm not there yet, but I'm inching that way, whether it's photography or learning to draw. Watercolor and I may even become friends of sorts.
So, let me introduce you to number 26:
26 radiates layers and layers of paint, along with a few rub ons and a bit of stamping. I painted, layered, scraped, smudged, and otherwise paint!
More layers of paint - stenciling, stamping, scraping, and such! There's a bit of stamping, a rub on, and touches of colored pencil. This one really took a detour from what was in my head, which is nothing new. An invisible lurking force resides in my art room!
Layers of paint to start, but a bit more collage on this one, along with some stamping and white gel pen.
Finally, there's 29:
Layers of paint...again! Same quote as one of the cards above; it's simply one of my favorites. And, my poppies from the clearance bin have reappeared. Again, I really didn't have a plan with this one, but I love it!
8 more to go! I'd love to try drawing on one and I have a few ideas swirling around. We'll see where life, my muse, and my art take me!