Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Vision Board phase 2


I posted this work as an abstract a couple of days ago.  It was an underpainting for a collage related a Feng Shui exercise.  I really liked it, but decided to do what I had set out to do.  So, I went ahead and glued my images on the board.   Thank you again, Joyce, for the inspiration. Artistically, I liked the abstract underpainting, but the collage has a lot more meaning.  Vision boards are not usually shared publicly, so I won't go into the details of what it means...or what it means to me.  Suffice it to say there are a lot of good things in my future, including "Arteriors," reading and travel.  I love the quote that ended up pretty much in the center of the composition. It is  "One should always be a little bit improbable" -Oscar Wilde.  I also love the cast on the arm that has an impressionist painting on it.  I have been having trouble with my right arm and have learned that it is a torn rotator cuff.  I am improving now that I have a diagnosis and physical therapy.  I was thinking of making some beauty out of my pain.  I think this board will evolve.  My plan is to add other things that are meaningful as I come acroos them.  It is about 36" x 36" in size, so has room for a lot of addition ideas.  I'm glad I used the tissue background because some of the areas need more input.  The lower right had has the door to the world.  That is how I am feeling right now.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Feng Shui Vision Board


Today, I went to a workshop conducted by my friend Joyce Gotsch.  The idea was to create a vision board of our intentions, goals, desired achievements, etc for the coming year in nine Feng Shui areas.  Joyce did such a great job and gave us boards divided into the nine areas.  We leafed through magazines to find images that would help us remember our intentions for those nine areas.  I got a lot of images, but didn't get to the point of collaging them just yet.

I had an idea to block out the nine areas with a tissue paper "underpainting." This was for two reasons.....one was to kind of define the areas and another was so I wouldn't have so much white space on the foam core board.  I got some tissue paper in colors and assembled the underpainting, which is above.   I am actually pretty happy with it as an abstract painting right now, and don't feel like I want to start gluing stuff on it just yet.  I'll think about it overnight and then decide what to do.