Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Itty Bitty Canvas Collages

I am always trying to catch up on this blog. I have hundreds of posts which never get written. Balance. Ah. Yes, I strive to be balanced. So, some things don't get done. And for me, the point of a blog is to enjoy writing. If it becomes a chore I don't enjoy it. I love this blog. Mostly for what it means to me, since it is like a journal of the creative things I do in my life. But, also for those who take the time to check in and read what I write. Thanks to all of you...

Itty bitty canvas collages. Oh so fun! And since I made these I have had a hard time finding little canvases. I bought these at Loomis and Toles in Ottawa. They were on clearance. They are 2x2" and 3x3". They have lived two lives. I made five of them for the Great BIG smalls Show at Cube Gallery. I was part of a group show earlier in that year, and I had made 4 5x7 and 4 4x6 collages. I enjoyed making them, they just sort of created themselves through me. I love it when that happens. And they ALL sold! That never happens. I should have known that I could not duplicate that, but I tried with these little guys. And because it was forced, I only sold one, and got the rest back. When I saw them again I thought, yeah, they are not my best work. They seem unfinished. So, I took a second stab at it. Here are the Befores:

And now, the Afters:

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again... I never throw my work out, I just try to revamp it. Do any of you have and revamp stories?

1 comment:

Alisha said...

Gosh, I'm sure I have a revamp story somewhere, I just can't think of it right now. Oh, and fyi, dickblick.com has small and tiny canvases at decent prices.