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Fresh ideas...

Sometimes you need to be honest with yourself and take a step back (put on you objective hat) and really look at your art. And the sometimes, to make something really nice, or even beautiful, you need to stop what you are doing and start again.
I had to start again, again.  
It's no wonder the gesso is running low.(another shopping trip me thinks)

I had a girl, similar to the one above (from the 'Got soul...' post) that was just not looking right.
I looked and looked, I even slept on it, but there was no getting away from the fact that I just didn't feel right about her.  It wasn't the case that she was wrong (I don't really believe that any art is wrong) it was just a feeling that I had.
At the end of the day, if your like me, you really make art for yourself.  You make art that you like, that makes you smile, that you love.  Yes, you might be lucky enough to go on and sell that art, but if you are like me you don't want to sell anything that you don't love yourself first.
So, I started again with a fresh idea (and gesso).


gesso, you are my saviour...

after planning her out, I did a little collage for her Tee.

Look at the little face in the collage... do you recognise it?
It's my Madame Butterfly.

Ta Da.

Much better than what was there before.

Don't be afraid of starting again.
In fact, don't be afraid of starting at all.

Talking of which, TONIGHT/TODAY (well it's night for me) is the first Hangout Workshop.
I'm so excited...
If you'd like to hangout with me and some lovely arty folks, check out the Workshop page in the menu bar and you'll find all the info you need.
I'm really looking forward to meeting you.
see you later

Rachelle x
(you might notice these photos are a little blurry, I had to upload smaller files as my computer was being mega slow, better ones next time)


My Artz Desire said...

lovely work, lovely thoughts and lovely inspiration. i will get out my gesso today. i have an unopened jar.

Rachelle said...

thanks for your lovely comment... I'm loving gesso, it's always very forgiving of me.

Rachelle x

Bev said...

fabulous Rachelle gesso is a good friend love it and love your work...

hugz bev