Sunday, October 17, 2010

Children are the hands....

I recently discovered the wonderful artwork of K.c. Willis. The moment I saw it, I fell in love. I then discovered she offered online classes and I was over joyed with delight!!! More than that...I've come to know her a bit, via the wonderful world of cyber space and she's giving and fun and has this wonderful way of looking at objects that most of us would just toss away. Well...not me! I have more junk, but now I'm seeing it's not exactly the "junk" I wish I had...rats!

As you've probably guessed, I signed up for her collage workshop, along with another class. The workshop was a pre-requisite to the other class. I can see why. There's a lot of information and instruction regarding technique and such. I had to watch it a few times to absorb it all.

My goal with this project was to only use what I have. No more buying! Use up what I have. I thought, "oh this will be easy"...not when you want MORE! lol! I stuck to my guns and this is how it came out....VIOLA! I must admit, I'm very happy with it. I'm sure I had moments where I spent too much time "analyzing" instead of just "doing."

I hope you enjoy the layers of love I put into this collage. You should see the MESS I turned my dining room into, not to mention my office/studio. I can barely walk in there. I'm thankful I have a husband who doesn't mind the mess, because he loves to see me creating again. It's been a long time.

Thank you, K.c. for sharing your gift of collage with me and the rest of the world. You are truly an inspiration!


Diane said...

I love KC's work and I also took her online class. You are an excellent student--I can see the passion in this beautiful art piece that you created!

Robin Thomas said...

That is so beautiful! I have followed K.C. Willis for a long time and would love to go to her precious little old studio for a class.

I know what you mean about using what you have, I have been working on that as well. Not only do you not buy more stuff, you can finish what you start!

So glad to see you making something beautiful again!

jackie said...

I love your masterpiece..........The first time I even knew who she was is in Santa Fe at a gallery on Canyon Rd. I went crazy and wanted to buy one one of her pieces. Now 10-15 years I wish I would of. Oh well.