Easter is such a turning point in the year coming in on the beginning of a new season. More sun, more flowers. It is inspiring. I like cocooning in the winter but it's time to shake it off. Creating cards is still something new for me and I'm really enjoying the process. Since I'm creating for a small market at the moment, I like to include references to the town that I live in making the cards a little more special than what the mass market produces. Maybe some day I'll "break out" into a bigger market.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Bootcamp for February was to design something in the round beginning with research into plate designs. I chose to do this using collage. A medium I've been using lately simply because I love painting paper. Coming up with new textures to tear up and use for collage is so much fun and full of surprises. Speaking of which, I love the surprise element of this course. It starts with a topic to research and sketch/paint and then the actual project to be completed using your inspiration. It takes you places you wouldn't have on your own.
This plate became part of a fund raiser for our local bird rehabilitation centre (Le Nichoir).