Two weeks ago I took a class from the VMFA called, "Collage and the Altered Photograph," by Susan Svendsen. It was a nice opportunity to pack my bag full of art supplies (old photos, magazine clippings, bleach pens, oil pastels, ink pads, sandpaper, brushes, glues, scissors, and various types of paints) and do nothing but "get in the zone" from 10am until 4pm. BLISS!
The kids have been taking art classes there on Wednesdays and I thought it was my turn. I'm glad I did. I have so many old photographs that I don't really think are frame worthy, but maybe patched together, they are? The jury is still out, but at least I got to dig them out of my closet and go to town. The hardest part for me is knowing when to stop. Does it need something else? More paint, more interesting bits? Who knows, I may continue to work on them, or not. The important thing is I had fun and made an attempt to make use of my abandoned art. I apologize in advance for the crappy images of my collages. I was tired, it was late, and I didn't feel like getting the lighting right.