Thursday, October 27, 2011
Butterfly Sign...In Progress!
I don't know why I've had an aversion in the past to showing you works in progress and why I have felt the need to always share completed projects. Do you know why that is? Do you come here expecting to see something in its completed state? I realize that just showing you completed projects and videos of completed projects doesn't really share the truth of my creative process. I have a lot of "ongoing pieces" in my craft room. Some wait for days...or months...or, yes, years...waiting for my return to move them forward. I am very much like these projects - a work in progress. I am never completed - I am always changing, building up, taking away. We are all works in progress - just like our art. So today I'm going to show you a work in progress and we can enjoy the journey together (and yes, I promise to share how this piece transforms...whether that be a day from now, a month from now....or maybe even a year!).
Today's piece started out much like my "create art" sign. I began with die cutting chipboard - time time using the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die and the Simple Alphabet dies. I then adhered the pieces to the base using glue. This time I decided to start adhering metal tape from the home improvement store and adding a bit of sequin waste that I adhered with matte medium. I want to thank RachO113 on YouTube for this inspiration. If you haven't watched any of her videos and want to be absolutely inspired, you need to go and watch her at work with her art in her videos - she is truly amazing to watch! Thank you Rachel for the inspiration! Here are a few pictures of the process unfolding: