Friday, November 10, 2017

Surrender

I didn't offer (much) resistance to the outcome of my studio time yesterday.

I didn't like the outcome—definite ugly painting day, to my way of thinking—but I both valued it and allowed it to be yesterday's self-expression.

Because, really, what else could it be, anyway?

Today: movement.

Same piece of canvas, "same" person painting. But, movement in a new direction. I love the torn edges of the collage.

work in progress
4x5"; unstretched canvas
working title: q&q cut-up #6



7 comments:

  1. I would leave it...well at least for a week or so. It makes such a bold statement! Yes I also love torn edges. Lesson I learned, cover up what you think is ugly!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. The bold is fun, I agree. The painted collage paper is something I created ages ago; loved bumping into it and making use of it exactly as I found it in its already torn shape.

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  2. torn edges! love! surrender! necessary! I so appreciate your openness in sharing the process and its ups and downs (and sideways!)

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    1. Thank you, Jen. Posting the good, the bad, and the ugly visually and verbally has been a critical to my own growth and an act of courage more than once.

      Onwards and sideways, as a friend of mine quips. Clearly, you and she have sideways in common at the very least : )

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  3. Great edges, but also love your marks. Where to next....

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    1. Scribbling, gluing, tearing, placing, and not knowing … all fun. Thanks for your vote of confidence and encouragement, Janet.

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  4. Oooh, Dotty, this looks good, and also looks lik big fun! Nothing ever gets lost...

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