Hi there! I'm back from my workshop and had a great time. My creative spirit just loves that kind of environment. Not to mention, it was a wonderful location!
Mixed Media, 6"x6"
I wanted to share with you an experiment I just finished - well, I think it's finished. I can't decide if I want to add more to it or not! But this is on Ampersand's Claybord, and it's the first time I've played with it. So I bought a few little boards to play with - this one is 6x6. I really loved being able to scratch into the surface - it felt a bit like my surface designs on my claywork that I do. In this piece, I used acrylic paints, alcohol inks, a stamp that Laura gave me with permanent sepia ink, pan pastels, oil pastel, stabilo pencil, and white sharpie poster paint pen. Then I used one of my clay tools to scratch through the layers to reveal the white underneath. It was so much fun to do! I totally lost track of time and I just LOVE it when that happens in the studio. The little flowers I painted are actual wildflowers that grow here at the beach where I live. I guess technically, they are weeds, but we all love them and people mow their yards around them, so as to preserve them.
I hope to do some more experimenting this week - so much fun!!