Thursday, 21 April 2016
The girl with the rainbow in her hair
I have been taking those first tentative steps of moving my art out of a journal and on to independent pieces. Those of you who have started on this journey will understand the tentativeness. Really, it is ridiculous - I am doing exactly what I do in my journal, just outside of a book form.
So why does doing a piece of art on a 'canvas' feel different?
Is it that working on a canvas 'makes' you an artist?
Of course, it doesn't. I was an artist before. It's just that my journal work won't hang on a wall where it can be easily seen. Maybe this piece will. And if it does, it is open to scrutiny, to judgement, to opinion.
When we move from journal to canvas, we make ourselves vulnerable.
I shall be sharing this at Paint Party Friday, where lots of us will be making ourselves vulnerable together :)