A fresh new year ahead with lots of new potential.
I'm off to a good start, although I've been dragging a bit till now. Yesterday I sat down in front of my Happy Light with a wood box in front of me and started layering paper. The first I have really done a collage/mixed media project for quite a while. I really enjoyed the project. I think I needed a little cut and paste therapy.
It really got me going, today I put the finishing touches on a couple of cards. I actually put a couple layers of handmade papers on the cards then did a freehand doodle. It was a little tricky with the layers of textured paper but I was satisfied with the results.
I've been wanting to work at combining my craft, instead of collage or doodles. I really like the looks when they come together in one piece. I think I'm just beginning to find my direction.
The cards can both be found in my Etsy Shop, She Who Doodles.
I'm feeling positive about this year, I learned a lot from the sales I did last year. I'm going to not continue to make some things and try to focus on more original art.
By combining my art forms it will make it easier, I think, to get into some of the juried shows. Instead of having to qualify in two categories now I only will have to be concerned with one, Mixed Media. Each year there's a little tweak in the process. I'll get it right one of these years.
Hope your year has started on a positive note. Don't stop creating.
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