Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1K Cards Project Update May - June

In May I put together seven mixed-media cards using scrapbooking supplies and my own thoughts. These were fun, although I probably could have used some darker background papers to provide more contrast:



I painted four cards, continuing to use the techniques I learned during my art class:




I tried sketching again, too, but I just don't have the hand control to make a decent job of it:



Four random cards, one made from a photo I took of a lake sunset, and another from a day when I gave myself a stern talking-to. The other two are made from found objects:



What brought me to a halt on the project were my feelings after the death of my friend and colleague, Monica:



After I made a card for her I took the rest of May and most of June off from the project. I needed the time to think, and to mourn. As a result I've fallen behind, but I'm not giving up. Living a creative life means highs and lows, and while I can usually produce on demand I also know there will be times when I simply can't. My head and heart are in a better place now, and I want to keep going with it, so I'm going to use the rest of June to have some fun with the project and see if that gets me back up to speed.

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