Thursday, October 26, 2006

Inspiration for the day

I'm getting ready for the open studio. Yesterday I spent day in the print studio, but before I left I looked outside my back door for some color influences. I need a new thread to follow today.

My first step in the process is to sketch out a few ideas. I'm trying to work out color and shape I might want. I create word lists, color palettes, and drawings to get started. I then mix and roll out inks and arrange my chincolle (collage bits) papers according to what I think will work well with my initial ideas. Then it's time to just get messy and do it.

By the time I left I had a nice handful of new work. Some I love, some experimental, and some that will go back into my collage or card making bin. Tomorrow will be a collage day. Tonight I have an opening to go to at the Arlington ellipse center, I have two pieces accepted into the current Arlington Salon show (it's up until December 16, 2006)


Blogger Lesley Riley said...

The new blog looks GREAT! I'm so glad you're up and running. I love peeking into your creative process too. Can't wait for more!

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Mary Scott said...

All the best for your opening Melissa!

11:11 PM  

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