So the thought about setting my intention to a new grouping of work came and that always poses a challenge and I think it should do that. A time for me as an artist to switch things up or trying something that's been welling in up inside and allow it to come to the surface.
I also seem to go through a phase of assemblage, where I stretch the collage to be more dimensional and that has me playing with violins. Why a violin you might ask? The shape and the beauty of it's sound, I don't play it but I highly respect someone that does.
Please know the violins used in this process are student violins that are just tossed aside hopefully to a better one but if not they need a new life and some body that cares...so I have chosen to be their champion for awhile.
Awhile back I was into the Scrolls...well I truly never got out of them yet, still exploring the possibility. and that's how the idea of the scroll of sketches coming out of the belly of the violin came.
A roll of paper that's been sitting in the studio for a good year came to good use. See you never know how or when you will use something like this. But paper and a collage artist never part so I am very delighted to be using it now and with my new sewing machine I sewed the folded paper as seen above.
A layer of walnut dye, and black ink and then spread some gesso over to push it back some and started making some marks on the surface. then a bit of stitching too.
This little one was on a dandelion and hiding behind it so I use some more fibers and made a puff ball...not sure if you can see it his little hand is holding a single puff seed.
Plans are set, intentions sent to the universe and when I get back from this workshop...I'm going to be staying aware for more insight on this one...cause this is as far as I have gotten on the idea wheel...but this is the part too that is like gathering the best blueberries...a gathering of ideas and some you throw out and others you use.
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