When I started this piece, I didn’t have any image in mind. I started by collaging around the sides, leaving space in the middle for a face. Most of the collage elements were eventually covered but they’re still part of the process and add texture.
Next, I started on her face. Coming back to work on it fresh one evening I had this clear thought “I’m going to give her blue hair!” You could say it came out of the blue.
After I finished her blue hair, I decided she just might be a mermaid. So I put bubbles into her hair and added a seahorse and a fish.
I noticed that some of the textured paper I used in the collage looked kind of like a sand dollar, so I used paint to enhance it.
I decided to extend the collage and paint onto the edges of the canvas board. I was so pleased with how it turned out that I went back to an earlier piece and did the same thing.
The little snippet of music includes the lyric “…found me…”. Love that.
No mantra has occurred to me yet. I love her wild blue hair and her strong, steady gaze. She speaks to the Pisces in me.
For now she is in my office, on a shelf over my computer, so I see her all the time. She looks at everyone who comes into the office.
As always, I appreciate your visit.