Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January

I don't know why I was sweating it so much, other than thinking I had to be exact with the colours that Sharon had offered plus allowing this insurance crap to get the best of me.  I thought this was going to end up reinforcing my self-perception and declaration that I'm not a "joiner".  But after I loosened up quite a bit and asked the question "how can I make these colours reflect me?"  I first answered that it had to be abstract and my second answer was, it had to be linear in design.  I flipped through collections of images that I had and came across the decaying structure of a mud house with exposed wood and went from there.  Its a postcard and I like it.  Neocolour II crayons where applied first, followed by some wax pastels, followed by prismacolour pencils.



January



7 comments:

  1. Wow these colors just pop and sing all over the place. It is funny how much we can create once we get out of our own way, yes?

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  2. Aren't the crayons fun! Nice use of color and stitching- and I hope the insurance beast is on its way to being tamed.
    Thank for the link to Toni Morrison's letter endorsing Obama. It was lucid,well written, and expressed many feelings I share with her.

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  3. The colors are beautiful, and so is the linear design.

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  4. Hope things are looking better for you. Love this piece. Love the colors for this time of year - very healing. I'm sort of celebrating tonight. Hope you are, too. Yes, we can.

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  5. This is a lovely postcard! I love the water-based oil pastels and the addition of the wax pastel and colored pencils really gave texture to the design! This is beautiful!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous blend of colors!

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