Monday, December 27, 2010

Almost the end of 2010

The year 2010 was my most prolific card making year yet.  It is also the year that I learned so many new techniques.  My brain has been over loaded to the point that I sometimes don't know where to start on a new project.  So, I've decided that for 2011 I will try to figure out what is my style and what type of card art work comes naturally to me.  Just because I see other artists presenting difficult techniques, it doesn't mean it is one for me.  I'm just going to sit back and admire from afar and improve on what I do best.  I'll always give new ideas a try, but not feel so disappointed when I can't duplicate or create from that new concept.  I think there is such a thing as creative input overload. When that happens, it's time to sort and file and get organized.  So, let's see what happens in the coming months.
  Meanwhile, here are two cards I produced over the long holiday-blizzard weekend:

The design for this card is from a pad of beautiful scrapbook papers.  There was no color within the flowers or leaves.  I think I'm getting a little better filling in color with colored pencils.  

The card stock is black, but I enhanced it with alcohol inks and ink pad ink and a silvery color that shimmers.  The center of the card is basic.  It's the background that makes the card stand out.

My son turns 39 (the age of Jack Benny!)  at the end of December.  I thought this just about says it all about aging. LOL  This card was colored with Copic markers.  I find them a bit difficult to work with, but would love to take a class in using them to learn more about them.

I'm not sure that I'll post again this year.  I'm hoping for a better 2011 for everyone.