Wednesday, January 12, 2011

First Post and a Work in Progress

After much internal debate, I took the plunge and decided to start a blog about my art.  Not sure if I'll get a lot (or any) followers, but I thought it would be nice to have for myself to document my thoughts and skill progression.  (Hopefully that skill progression thing improves over time, lol).

So this is my first post, in which I discuss my newest work in progress.  :) 

She is untitled as of now.  She started with gel medium to add texture and some buttons and swirly metal things pressed in.  Then a wash of color and a printed photo from flickr that I modified with colored pencils.  Along the way I added some ephemera (gold doily things and paper flowers and gold leaf) and some smooch spritz (love, love, love that stuff).  I think I will add some beading to the top and she will be done. 

Now to think of the title for the piece.....I am trying to summarize in my head what "feeling" she conveys to me.  To me she is suggestive of remembered pleasure and past splendor.  I'm sure she will tell me what to call her eventually, I just need to listen.  :)


heather noye said...

i love the colors and texture of this piece!!! beautiful!!!

Joy said...

Thank you! :)