Mixed Media vs. Comfort Zone
Well, the wanna-be artist in me is trying to emerge. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and posted a few of my artistic endeavors. I’m also following many art, inspirational and creative blogs (see my Blogs I Follow page). I’m amazed at all the talent on these blogs, as well as the encouragement and inspiration that has come my way.
Recently, I took another step out of my comfort zone and tried a mixed media piece, one where I would ‘let go’ of my need to have everything just ‘right’, the need to be perfect. I tried to follow the process that C.B. Wentworth shared in three postings showing her steps in doing a mixed media piece.
Beginning with a recent pen and ink drawing (the one that is now my gravatar), I decided to dive into the tear, paste, touch-up with paint and ephemera routine. As I gathered everything about me, I was tearing up my art work way more than I originally wanted to and….yikes, started freaking out about it. So I stepped back and gingerly took less-daring baby steps in putting it together.
This is the result…it just looks like a scrapbook page to me…?
Oh, well, for now I think that I’ll go back to my initial, though somewhat controlled, method of expressing myself. Or maybe I should sign up for an art workshop such as the one that Spaark recently posted about. She said the instructor would have me ‘flinging paint at the canvas with not a care in the world!’
Now that actually sounds like fun!