I like deadlines because it makes me finish projects like the one I wrote about in the previous post. I did end up finishing my felt applique in time for the show AND I decided to put a price tag on it too. When I finished it, and mounted it on a stretched canvas, I still felt like it lacked something... more beads! So I added the tassels at the bottom, again all hand strung.
Close-up of bead work:
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!