Week 34 into the year, and this page was a struggle. Like they always do, it started out with scraps of I don’t know what.
Some scrubby paint, some leftover unwanted collage snips. Beginning at the familiar stage of: ‘Meh… but this will get buried. It will come good. See what happens’
Color usually helps…
Hmmm… more collage? … oil pastels?
What? What’s happening? It’s getting more chaotic.
White a load of this out, more collage, regroup:
The enthusiasm from that chirpy thumbs up is misplaced, and it’s psyching me out. It has to go. Smothering with color: that’s the way forward. Just follow the shapes
Looking back this would have been an adequate stopping point, but I remember thinking It just needs turquoise: that will sort it.
And then a lot of layers later…
It went on and on.
It went on and on a bit like this:
Even now I’ve declared it done I don’t love it. This is the first one that seems to have beaten me. I guess being beaten at a rate of 1 in 34 – I’m cool with that. Another new week begins tomorrow. Time for a change of strategy.