It's a new year and I've decided to try new techniques, experiment, and make a collage from a xerox copy of my metamorphosis piece on heavy weight water color paper. An assortment of cancelled stamps have been added, I've painted on top of my old design with both acrylic and watercolor paints, and have added a new butterfly from Alicia Caudle's image collection which can be found in her Altered Bits Shop. I've gone totally out of my comfort zone by adding a pre- made face to my work. I use to think that if I added other people's designs to my work, it's then "not authentically" mine - but I'm starting to overcome this concept. I will continue to take some leaps outside my "style" and "color palette" in creating a few new works of art!
Follow your heart to always feel comfortable with your art, even if it's new, and not quite feeling "you". Change the works you are not happy with by tearing them up to make new works, paint over them, or give them away- be creative about "repurposing them". I hope that no matter how foreign my new works may appear, I will always feel my art is
To celebrate the launch of the magazine Cloth- Paper Scissors' new community, the editors asked their readers to submit "New Year's Resolution" art. I'm so happy to report that my submission of "I'M HOME" was selected for inclusion in this challenge as seen here. Hope you can browse through the gallery site to see all of the wonderful works of art that have been included.