My Collage Journeys in Vermont starts today, so I'll be taking pix and video clips to show you next week. I am very excited to see students I've worked with before and meet the ones I haven't. LOVE this workshop! More on that next week.
Meanwhile, I've been working on my Shapes pieces and 4"x4"'s, and also trying some new things with the Big Fat Art. In perusing Pinterest, I've noticed that I really gravitate towards pieces with what I'm calling "expressive mark making": very free-looking scribbles. So I did a bunch of Big Fat Art in which I explored scribbles and marks in a new way. All are 19.5"x25" on Canson paper.
All of these are unfinished pieces; some of them will come to resolution and some will not. It is about the process, the exploration. I'm seeing that the shapes are emerging in these pieces, which is exciting - could I combine my shapes stuff with the expressive marks? I'm trying different materials: pastel, Inktense pencils, graphite, India ink in an oiler boiler, airbrush colors (the drips), and crayons.