Before I share what I've been doing, I just wanted to thank you all for taking the time to come and visit and leaving very encouraging comments on my posts. I've decided to cut way back on my computer time for right now. I've cut back on blogging, and even though I've been visiting blogs (I enjoy them too much to give up), I haven't taken the time to leave comments. This is a very busy time for me with my big big 3 weekend show coming up in September, and from experience, it can be very stressful trying to produce enough art.
So by doing this, instead of producing fast art, I'm creating art that I really want to make and enjoying the process of it. At first, it was a bit hard to make myself get off of this computer, but it's getting easier for me (it's an addiction : ) So, needless to say, I've been making lots of art, and I do post it everyday on my Facebook art page. I do this for my benefit, because I like to have one place where I can refer back to my previous art--to see how I made certain pieces. So if you want to see any more of my art, you can see it there for sure.
So....now I'll get back to what this post is about.....I have a ton of bits and pieces of scrap and painted papers that I wanted to use. There's a lot of ways of doing this, but I decided to do something I haven't done in a while.
I decided to make some art with puzzle pieces. I always pick up these children's board puzzles at garage sales--so now I have lots and lots of them. Some of them, I'll keep for Zoie, and I'll still have enough of them--yeah, I have a lot!
The first thing I did was put a background on a canvas--
I made this with watered-down acrylics, followed by alcohol drips, stamping, and added chalk pastel highlights--I really like this look.
And then the puzzle pieces--
.....added on to the canvas--
.....ending up with these fun pieces of art--
...the puzzle pieces add great interest and dimension to the canvas--a little time consuming, but now that I've budgeted my time more wisely--I was able to make these! And see that chair that they're on? That's my next project--to paint something on it, not sure what though--whatever I do, I hope to show the progression of it on my FB page--stay tuned...
P.S. Thank you all again for your kind words---I appreciate this always!!