Day #2 of my daily art practice. I wanted to do something creative with my stack of Gelli prints. If you haven't played with Gelli printing before, making the papers can be an addictive process and you end up with a stack of prints in a hurry. My goal today was to use some of this paper stash for a piece of art. I started by cutting out shapes from a Gelli print then glueing them onto a pieces of black construction paper with glue stick. These pieces were then cut out again leaving a thin edge of black showing. I like the slightly wonky line work as the cut edge wasn't precisely the same distance but a bit thick and thin in places. The background is a piece of heavily textured watercolor paper that I used to roll off excess paint from the brayer. I decided to use this as my background because of the "stem" created from the brayer not overlapping but leaving a narrow channel. A little bit of line work with a marker to highlight some of the edges and it was good to go!
2016 is a done deal and we can now focus on a brand new year! As great as the holidays can be, this is the time I look forward to most. There is something fresh and energizing about the thought of a new year - new beginnings, new adventures, new ART! Rather than resolutions, I pick a word each year to help guide me along the new year's path. This year I picked the word SOAR. I want my art and creative life to take wing and lead me to new growth. I want my art to fly high and far, embracing new destinations. And that is just for start of the new year! I plan to revisit what this word means to me in the next few weeks. Where is this new year taking you???