This is meditative art, because sometimes I need to get out of my head and into my heartspace - art is one of my preferred paths to that. So many interesting things when working with ink - in this process I am practicing layering using stencils I have made out of contact paper. It requires me to simultaneously move forward while also not knowing what exactly to do. It requires me to think in layers, backwards. When I break it all down that way it sounds very demanding, perhaps, but I assure you... it is not. It is quite the opposite. It is very freeing. Once I finish I can look back on it and love it or hate it - it doesn't matter. This one I happen to love. I can also compare any expectations I may have had to what actually happened. In this case, I was hoping the heart would show up better - I realized after applying green that if I digressed over to the reds it would get muddy... so I stayed with blues and greens. Maybe it's best that the images are elusive yet there - they are representing the Trinity - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In my faith tradition, this is a central source of hope and strength, promise, and light.
Following the Ink Workshop and Studio for Beginners: May 4 2019, Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage.
9:30 - Noon
Following the Ink OPEN STUDIO: May 4 2019.
Tifton Museum of Arts and Heritage.
Open to anyone who has attended a beginners class with me.
Welcome to my studio! People often want to see how the processes I use work... so here you go!