Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Trying to get my groove back

The whole month of January is such a blur to me. I can't believe that we're a few footsteps into February already! But since the death of Rebecca's grandmother on January 13th there was a lot to deal with and time simply flew by. Now that the dust has settled and Abuela is nestled up among the angels I decided it was time to get my art groove back. I miss creating something out of nothing and the whole messy process that goes with it.

So, the other night I popped in my Tokio Hotel cd, stared at the 4"x6" background I had made a few days earlier, and got to work. What emerged was a rather cool (I think) bird collage comprised of paint, metallic flakes, Mod Podge, a used dryer sheet, a page with French text from an old book, distress ink, bird image enhanced with colored pencils, feathers, wax, and of course....glitter glue. I matted it on ripped card stock and used a white charcoal pencil to highlight the torn edges. (if you click on the image you'll see a larger version so the details are easier to see).

It's not my greatest work, and I'm sure the more I look at it the more I'll find things I wish I had done differently. I'm always my own worst critic. But the point was to just get started again, get the creative ball rolling.
So...hoping to find more time this week to start on something else. It felt good creating this collage, to concentrate on the process and forget my troubles for a few hours. Art is a wonderful kind of therapy.

Ciao for now,


crafty capers said...

Welcome back. Your art looks great, I'm glad you are creating again. Sometimes real life zaps your creativity but it's still there inside just waiting to jump out. Hope you have a better month. Kate

Shelly said...

This is fantastic, Anita !!! There is a lot going on with the elements and it all came together perfectly !!
Things will be better now . . . promise.

TonyaA said...

Lovely Card!
Blessings, peace, and love to you!