In the middle of March of this year, my work changed again. Working small has always been a challenge to me, so I made a small (I think it's about 4 x 5") book and started working with acrylics again. (I've worked off and on with acrylics the last few years. I started with acrylics 18 years ago and my work then is very different than the way that I work now.) The above journal became known as my, "Visual Poetry" book. I've offered copies of it for sale every now and then (I am keeping a list of folks who are interested in obtaining a copy next time I have them reprinted.)
I wanted to see if I could combine my collage work with paint where it didn't look like the images were just sitting on top of a painted page.
I'm still playing with that process in my most recent journals. Pushing. Pulling. As artists, it's what we do.
Art Propelled is one of my favorite blogs and they posted this lovely Van Gogh quote here. It sums up my feelings perfectly. Ah, Van Gogh...
- Vincent van Gogh