I am having a good time with this project. Combining paint, collage, mark making, and stitching has really freed me up to become more lose with my work.
Honestly, I do spend more than 5 minutes on each spread. Sometimes, because I need things to dry. Other times, I don't like the results and need to add or subtract things. And sometimes, I just throw it into the garbage when I think it can't be rescued.
But it's just paper. No guilt. And I go on to the next creative expression. It's why I love working with paper and paint. When I was working in fabric and stitch, there was so much investment in the outcome (money and time). Not to say I won't get back into working in fiber art. Just taking a break right now. I believe I will learn from working in paper and paint and move back to taking these ideas and skills into fiber art once again.
I think we can all become better artists by exploring different ways to create in different media.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!