I am starting to feel a weight being lifted as I progress into completing my unfinished projects before the new year rolls in. I am clearing the way for new adventures in 2014.
When I create art and I have excess paint left over on my brush or whatever I put it in 1 of 2 places. I have white craft paper on top of my desk that collects some paint. I later will use this as wrapping paper. It's actually quite cute!
I take the extra paint and randomly apply it on a piece of 7x12 mixed media paper that I have prepped with gesso. My idea was always to complete each sheet later on. So I set forth my intention to finish them before the end of this year. Well.... I have met my goal. Here they are. They started from excess paint and I used them to try to techniques, too. I discovered when I painted these there was no fear about "making a mistake". In fact, it was quite liberating. I think I will continue with these in 2014.