As I sit eating tasty leftovers and watching the slideshow of my art that my husband helped me create for yesterday's celebration, I can't help but feel an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment. I kind of figured I'd be wrapped in these feelings today, but the "big picture" that I'm seeing on the screen comes as a pleasant surprise.
For the iPhoto slideshow, we selected an option called "Scrapbook" that shows a color image in the foreground and random piles of scattered sepia tone photos in the background, giving it an overall collaged look. This was the perfect way to view my pieces from the year.
Canvas art, visual journal pages, sketches, photography, snippets of text and texture peeking through, the colors and images that made up my life this year collaged across the screen...I officially have a body of work, random as it may be. And a voice, my voice, is beginning to emerge from it all. It's whimsical and hopeful and bright, in a mix of medias.
Someday, I'd love to have a whole series of paintings or a filled art journal, but this flighty collection of pieces is the perfect expression of my creative soul this year.
It makes me feel