This weekend I had a lot of time to work on my art. I spent half the day on Saturday and the whole day on Sunday working on some new things. I had a request from a friend for some Judaic art. I thought that would be an easy task... but I was SO wrong. I have a full trash can, a complete mess of an art room, and a dozen half done projects that hit the reject pile. It was incredibly frustrating. I was totally not feeling it. I could not got into the art groove as much as I tried and tried. But, at the end of the day yesterday I did end up with one finished piece that I actually like.
I started with a transparency and applied alcohol inks for a background. Once that was dry, I turned it over, and on the other side I drew 2 doves and the word Shalom in Hebrew (peace in English). Since I drew them in black, they just kinda disappeared into the background. I didn't like it, so I tossed it to the side. I worked on a bunch of other things that I did not like either, and then I came back to this. I pulled out my gesso, and painted over the doves and the Hebrew with it. Then I had white blobs, so I went back and outlined it all in black. Wow, it sure changed the way it looked! I actually like it!
Since this is literally done in layers, it works for Mixed Media Monday's challenge this week.
I am going to try to take a second look at some of the other things that hit the reject pile and see if I can't salvage some of it like I did this one. Hope your weekend was not as frustrating as mine!
On another note, yesterday was my buddy Connor's 2nd birthday, so I want to wish him a VERY Happy Birthday. Here is a picture of him in my back yard on the tire swing.
I also want to thank Lee for the use of his printer/scanner. Lee is always there for me when it comes to issues with my computer, and I appreciate his help so very much.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Peace & Love-