I will be the first to admit that I have no control over where my art takes me. I just follow along doing the next thing. For the past few days my mind has been blank. Whenever that happens I, like many artists I know, think I will never get another idea. But I usually do.
This time while I was waiting for the next big idea to come I watched a couple of wonderful DVDs which really got my juices flowing! The first one was by Jane Davies called "Scribble Collage and Hand-Painted Paper." This is a great video and Jane is a fabulous teacher. I will be taking her Extreme Composition course online in January so I thought it would be a nice head start to try her DVD. I was not disappointed. There are so many ideas and techniques to try. Besides the gelli plate! I know. Is that possible? But there are multiple ways to get color and texture on your paper! I find myself putting the DVD in the computer and listening to her while I work. It is very relaxing and I feel like I have company in the studio with me!
The second two DVDs I watched were by a wonderful collage artist named Anne Bagby. I first heard her name a few weeks ago but I cannot remember which blog I read that mentioned her. Whoever it was, I thank you for mentioning her name. I looked her up and found her DVDs for sale here. She is a fantastic teacher with many great ideas and techniques that she shares. The first DVD is called "Collage: Paper, Patterns and Glazing." And the second one is called "Pattern and Form: Advanced Collage Techniques." They do not overlap at all. So if you can get both, do, as they are entirely different videos.
We are supposed to get some snow this weekend so I plan on painting and collaging with all my new papers as well as my old ones!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!