Oh my goodness, so I finally hunkered down and finished Starry Night this morning. Stitching paper by hand is incredibly tedious, even more than painting the extra spotty layers! But it was done. Whew.
Yesterday I had a "painting playdate" with Nolwenn in her sweet little studio! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera so I don't have any action shots of the day. But we had soo much fun! I got to play with some things I'd never seen before so now I've got a little list of toys I want to get... hehehe.
Many of my favourite online artists use heavy gel medium but I could never justify the cost of it. I... I think I might have to stock up on it now!
Here is some more gel medium in action, except this one has a microbead texture! I thought I was going to hate it but it's actually pretty cool.
I get asked about the butterflies fairly often. It seems to be a powerful symbol to everyone in a lot of different ways. I think people feel that butterflies symbolize change, taking something that is unpleasant and turning it into something beautiful.
That explanation is pretty relevant in my life, except that I never found caterpillars to be unpleasant things to begin with! haha.
In this case, I sometimes tend to use butterflies when I'm not feeling creative enough. I had no idea where this painting was going, and it was beginning to frustrate me, so I turned to my old standby image of a butterfly.
The questions are interesting and I will have to think on it a little longer... could make a good topic for the newsletter. :)
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?