Monday, January 3, 2011
Off and Running
I began experimenting with monoprinting -- something I've wanted to do for a long time -- using paints of various consistencies. The first piece here is on fabric, the second on a sheet of paper I made 20 years ago. Obviously I'm just getting started but I've at least gotten to the point where I can see the possibilities inherent in the technique.
And I have a new method of working these days ~ which is to give myself a couple of weeks to a month or longer to work on a technique, so that I can build my skills, experiment, try new things as they occur to me -- without feeling that I need to pack it all up and get onto the next technique right away. Maybe I'll only work on a few techniques this year, but I intend to go deeper now into fewer things. There are some processes that are on the "kill" list, things I don't want to go any farther with than I already did.
I began this blog three years ago this month, and I'm planning to do a Third Blogaversary Giveaway, although the idea just came to me so I don't have details at the moment. Something else to stay tuned for. My annual posts have decreased since my first year, and I figure it'd be another two or three years until I hit my 1000th post here. Hence, the year three celebration.
My word for 2011 was going to be BRILLIANCE -- and it still is -- but I've also added RADIANCE and AUTHORITY. Authority as in my being the only one in charge of my life and my art. I see and feel myself stepping up to the plate in all aspects of my life.
Hope your year is off to a good start, as well!