I have a few precious weeks to myself now that the kids are back in school and I am not back to work just yet. Our pre-school starts right after Labor Day. I divided the time I set aside for productivity in two: two hours for computer work (yes still recovering from the crash), and three hours in the studio. In the studio today I developed this rhythm that moved me along further than I thought I would get. You know that feeling you get when you break through what I call the creative beginning block (of any given new work)? I was even humming along with Beach Boys. As I searched through some of my altered papers, I think I managed to find some nice textures and the right color scheme for this piece. I coated a bunch of the papers with polymer media and then altered a few more National Geographic pages. The results from the National Geographics were just what I was looking for. Now I can't wait to get them laid our on the masonite board. Tomorrow maybe.
I also found a small 4 by 4 inch canvas board with a very old work on it (from 2005). It was really, really bad. Usually I would throw something like that away but I decided that I would work with it some more. I de-collaged the piece a bit using sandpaper and then redid the facial features of the person. I left the message alone. This will be my next found art piece. It is done so I just need to figure out when and where I will leave it. So those of you in the area, be watching my face book page. Free Art soon!