Hellooooo! I hope this post finds you feeling good about yourself and life. I am sitting here being lazy while recovering from my harrowing struggle with my storage unit this last weekend. I put off dealing with it for so long that now I'm stuck trying to sort and move stuff in the wind and rain. That's what procrastination will get you! This is a new year and it was time for me to tackle some of the bigger projects that have been hanging over my head. And now that I took that big girl pill, I am rewarding myself with time in the studio and Tam's new class!
I am getting amped up with my first Willowing M3 project. Wow, Tam does not disappoint! I just LOVE her long videos, gorgeous pdfs and encouraging spirit. Our first project that I mentioned before is the Goddess. We will take inspiration from the master G. Klimt and "The Kiss".
Rather than going too far out on my own, I decided to make it easier on myself and used Tam's guidelines for her. The large size of the canvas (24 x 30) has me a bit intimidated so I wanted to keep her simple and straight forward. I made a few small changes to Tam's design just to give it my touch and I will be using a different color scheme of course.
Klimt is all about gold but I'm going to tone it down a bit with bronze, pewter, pale gold and green. The accents will be in espresso brown rather than black. This is a huge mixed media project and I'm very unsure of myself. Well here goes - I'm jumping in with both feet!
Here are a few of the collage paper elements I will be collaging onto her dress along with glittery paints and fabrics. It was time consuming gathering the papers and cutting out the little bits and I'm still not sure if I will use any or all of these. I just hope it will not turn into a big mess!
I should have titled this post "Outside my comfort zone" but I'll probably use it for the next one! I feel like I'm creating blind as this project is not something I would have normally done. I need to try and focus, immerse myself in it.
So... I've started the journey, let's see where it leads...!
Oh yes, I did work on my smaller canvas I shared with you last week but I'm not finished with her yet.
Music in the studio this week was: Gwen Stefani's Love, Angel, Music, Baby. Enya's And Winter Came. Enya's Amarantine.
Here's to staying the course with your new goals and having the courage to venture out into uncharted territory!
Forever in art, Jessica