This will be my last post for a few weeks as I am off to the sun in a few days - and very welcome it will be because its barely 2 degrees here and COLD. That might account for my choice of lovely warm colours below - my usual splodgy painted background. If you look closely at the top left you might just be able to see where I painted over something I didn't like. I hope that it encourages you to know that I do it all time - obviously I never show you my rubbish pages, but I assure you I do make them.
Then I dug out my collage file and dragged out bits and pieces which appealed to me. I love this part, its so instinctive and intuitive - you don't over-think it you just DO it. Then I try placing pieces here and there, and some of them get stuck down and some don't.
My usual next stage is to add black outlines and grey shadows - but I forgot the shadows this time. That was possibly because I was giggling at this lady I'd put together from various elements - I love her mad red eyes! Since the figure generally represents me, this prompted the train of thought about being a bit wild ... or liking to think I might be, or perhaps could be if I wanted!
And then as ever comes the doodly part where I just embellish the page until it looks "right". Don't ask me how I make that judgement, I just do!
I find as I age that my essential self doesn't change in the way my external appearance does, which means I am always surprised by the person the mirror shows me, as I don't seem to look how I FEEL! Never mind, can't do anything about that so I'm not going to let it worry me, and nor am I going to spend any money on "fixing" it in any way.
I'm off on holiday to warmer climes and can't wait, particularly since snow is forecast this week. Bring it on, and see you when I get back.