Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Nuevo Principio"

($40.00......6" x 6".....mounted on a 1/8" depth clayboard panel)

"New beginnings often emerge from the fires of affliction." No one likes to be afflicted in any way, but it can often be the catalyst to a new beginning. I would not be creating lettering art today if it had not been for a tragic event in my life. I am quite sure there are many who have a similar story. Take hope in new beginnings.

There are several key elements to good design that have emerged from my first year of blogging. I knew them before, but now I REALLY know them. One of the things that sets apart an "okay" piece of art from a great piece of art is how the corners are designed. Corners need to be designed and each one needs to be different. If they're all the same, the piece loses impact immediately. On the other hand, it is not good enough to simply place something in a corner just to make it different from the others. It will then look contrived. It must be an integral part of the design of the piece and given some thought at the beginning of the process.

It is very instructive to go through an exhibit and notice the corners of each piece. The lessons learned from that observation are vast. Try staying out of the vignette mode and begin giving your corners more serious consideration. Just something to think about.

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