Playing with Text

Well, I have done a very poor job of reaching my goal this year.  Originally, I had planned to use any time that I would have spent driving to/from grad class and/or IN class to create.  I have stayed after at school plenty of times, well into the evening, this year…but never to create.

I find it difficult to create in my classroom – not because of the conditions; conditions are perfect after school (quiet, large tables, tile floor) – because if I’m at school, I’m working on school stuff!  Lesson planning, bulletin boards, grades, preparing materials for the next day, meetings…etc. etc!  I don’t know how I got everything done while I was in grad school; maybe I didn’t!

All that to say, my time to create comes in sporadic spurts.  Sometimes I sketch; sometimes I watercolor; sometimes I paint.

Here are a few shots of my latest work in progress.  I started back in the fall; it’s definitely been a slow process!  I wanted to do something special with the song we first danced to at our wedding, and I was experimenting with combining different processes.  Brayer w/paint on canvas, collage-ing on paper, adding text, layering.

I apologize for the crooked photos.  These were taken while it was hanging on the wall to dry (to keep it out of the reach of the cat), and I am short & was too lazy to go get the stool in order to take better photos…

Notice the cat trying to help

Notice the cat trying to help

Text and Tree added

Text and Tree added

Leaves next

Leaves next

Finished for now...needs a dark outline or texture on the tree...

Finished for now…needs a dark outline or texture on the tree…