I know i go through periods of highly intense development and work, then gloom about for a long while–that means though i may appear manic (well, yeah sometimes i am ), i also recognize the fact that i might as well go with it. Too many days and nights spent worrying about whether i should keep going–well, **** that, i’m jumping in while the water’s hot. Stone cold puddles are for later when the black dogs howl again. I manage my depression as much as i can—and use and learn what i can in either the ups or the downs.
Though i didn’t make or finish all these things today, i’m gonna show you what happens when you just go with the flow!
This leaf has been hanging around my stoodio for nigh on 4 years. It’s been auditioned i don’t know how many times for various projects and never quite was satisfied where it landed, a bit of a gypsy leaf
I tried various layouts with other “Components” that have been created this past week, and have the inkling of an idea. That meant i pulled out its 2 sisters:
The background fabric is one of Deb Lacativa’s luscious hand dyes, as is the negative of the bees (used on Not A Hive Mind).
Not white though! Dragged out the paints and coloured ‘em up, wet below:
Started thinking about my last few nights’s (!) nightmare images and while this is quite rough, i think i’m on the right track for a “serious” work–this is just a sampling of technique, shape and colouring:
And here are the painted leaves dry:
Will need a bit more work and some “highlights” on these, but more to my liking now.
Tomorrow may see more work done on one or two or all or none, but at least i have photos and notes to keep me interested and planning!