The Arthouse Co-op has been doing small free projects to accompany the
2012 sketchbook tour. I participated in the Photo Response project.
Five photos were posted and you were to pick one photo and then respond to it
in any medium. The only rule was that the size had to be 4x6 inches.
To me this picture represented people who love the ocean.
My response was to talk about the oceans rising acidity.
Due to pollution the ocean is becoming more acidic and it is
speculated that many of the ocean's fish species will die but the
jellyfish will thrive becoming "kings" of the ocean.
I used dyed brown paper bags again, candy foils for the crown and glittery
card stock to make the jellyfish.
Like the sketchbook I'm not thrilled with the out come.
You all have been so kind with praise of my work and I thank you.
A few months ago, JC at Zendoll.blogspot.com had a short video post by an author.
He was talking about when you first start out in a creative process,
what you make when you area beginner doesn't usually make you happy.
Deep inside you know it's not that good because you
have a taste level that is higher. Basically I think it comes down to you know it can be done better and so you keep trying. The point in the video was that you have to keep trying because we are not so good at what we are trying to achieve in the beginning.
My constant struggle is time and finding work space. I keep thinking that if I had a studio and free time then things would get finished in more satisfactory way.
The again, working in rush, half buried under my art supplies might be my