I don’t know why I keep putting off blogging, but I just haven’t been feeling the vibe lately. I used to blog all of the time and felt nervous when I missed a day. Perhaps it has something to do with my overall less anxious lifestyle I’ve been leading. Anyways, to kick my procrastination in the butt here is a little mixed media canvas I worked on today.
I’ve had this canvas board laying around with pink and turquoise paint on it but no real idea of what to do next. So today I was sitting in my studio trying to figure out what I would work on today and I pulled it out. The first thing I did was to add some molding paste through a Christy Tomlinson stencil (one of my all time favorite stencils).
Then I added some yellow and orange drippage to the top and a magenta glaze to the bottom. This really made the canvas look wonderfully colorful. Add a few random stamp marks and rub-ons for texture and BAM, the background was done. Now I needed a focal point. Nothing felt right until I thought of my word for this year: hope. I grabbed my biggest letter stencils (cheap cardboard ones from the hardware store) and laid out the letters.
Is it finished? I’m not sure. In person the color are beautiful, but it is a bit bland. I’ll post a hi-resolution photo when I feel it’s done. I just can’t figure out what it needs yet…. For now it is a pretty reminder of my word of the year. Have hope!
(And there you go. A blog post! Wooohooo! That wasn’t sooo hard. If you are reading this, could you please say hi in the comments? Just so I know if anyone is out there.)