Wednesday, February 1, 2012

"The Ripple Effect"

($60.00......6" x 6" mounted on a 1.50" depth clayboard)

"The ripple effect grows wider as we focus on others."  Others are generally receptive and willing to reciprocate if we stop long enough to see that they also have needs and ideas that can contribute to our lives. It then creates a "ripple effect".

Today marks the anniversary of my first posting and the end of my first year. This is the 329th posting (July was a no go with my husband needing immediate surgery). What I've learned about process has been invaluable and I don't know of any other means that would have allowed me to learn this much in one year. Going back and looking at my first posting will give you a comparison.

Today's piece is all about contrast and the unexpected. I included a collage of a 1550 manuscript. It was printed on transparent tissue paper so the background would show through. It is the unexpected element in this piece since everything else has a very contemporary look and feel. The actual lettering of the quote is expressive with the weight of the strokes happening in unexpected places. The pencil lettering is simply an echo of the first three words of the quote and provides subtle texture and division of space.

One of the most unexpected things has begun to happen on a regular basis. I am no longer writing the quote first, but waiting until the image is created, and then responding to what is there. It is exhilarating and has completely changed my attitude about the way I work. Spontaneous techniques have also become a passion....hence the pouring medium mixed with acrylic paint. All in all it has been so worthwhile, that I have decided to carry on until I exhaust the benefits of doing it every day. Thanks for faithfully following and hope you will tell your friends and continue to watch and see where all of this takes me.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Great blend of old and new. I especially like the "scriptorium-looking" text near the lower right corner. I almost expect to hear monks chanting. Cool!