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Friday, June 4, 2010

Discovery

This is my latest resined panel. It is 6" x 6" x 1 1/2". The sides are painted black. I tried to take a photo with the least amount of glare from the resin. There is just a slight bit in this photo on the very edge. I am getting a little more used to working with the resin. It's not perfect but a little better than the last one. I learn from the mistakes with each one. Ideas are definitely taking shape!

I call this one, "Discovery". As I was working on it I was thinking about the ecourse I'm taking with Kelly Rae Roberts (see button on sidebar). It's about starting your own creative business. This is something I've dreamed about for a long time and am working very hard to get going. I love this course. She is sharing what did and didn't work for her as she launched her successful business. It's been the exact thing I needed right now and I am so glad I signed up for it.

I have a lot of ideas for the direction I want my art to take. I don't have a single medium that I work in. I like to explore the different forms and see what results can come from working in them. I have a few surprises waiting in the wings. They aren't quite ready to show but are getting close.

These resined panels are really giving me a lot of inspiration. Hubby loves them. He wants me to do some bigger ones for the living room. I told him they are not easy! I want to work bigger, too, but I have to take it slow to figure out how the resin reacts to the different things I add to it. I'm going to do a series of smaller ones first. Then I will gradually move up in size. In the meantime, I'll be filling up the niches in the built-in shelves in the great room with my art. :)

I am really happy with this latest piece. It turned out exactly how I envisioned when I started it. That doesn't happen too often. I don't always have a pre-set notion of how I want something to look but for this one I pretty much knew what I wanted the overall look to be. I added different inks and other elements to this piece before adding the resin and was unsure how the resin would react to those. I was a little nervous when I started the pour but all turned out okay. So it's all a big adventure. The fun is in the discovery!

More to come on my experiments with yet another new art form and updates on my progress through Kelly Rae's class. I hope to announce the opening of my online shop soon!

2 comments:

Sherry said...

I like this a lot.
Do you like resin or wax better?

Pam Tucker said...

Thanks Sherry! I sent you a private email with more detail, but I definitely like working with the wax better. More freedom with what you can embed in it! And no waiting 3 days for it to cure.