input. output. balance….. back in October of 2010, i wrote a post about creative input and output and the delicate line of balance between the two. at the time i was feeling the need to nudge myself beyond all the fabulous input and start generating some output.
well, as happens in the ebb and flow of the creative life, things have shifted and lately i have been living pretty much strictly in output mode. ever since i found a way to start “marrying” my digitally textured photos with my mixed media backgrounds, it has been full steam ahead. after 3 years of fiddling around in mixed media and art journaling, and trying about a gazillion ways to alter and use photos in unusual ways, it’s sooo satisfying to finally have a way to start producing some actual pieces of art that are uniquely mine!
so i haven’t felt the need for input. in fact i haven’t done justice at all to the beyond layers class. it’s not that it’s not a fabulous class with an amazing instructor…. i do get that. it’s just that with all that i’m doing, i don’t feel the need for it right now. strange. fortunately it runs for the whole year so i will be able to dip in later as things evolve.
i've been busy as you can see it’s been a really fun roll…. with my time divided between the computer and the studio – perfect! and i’m sure that soon the tides will start shifting again and i will be ready to handle some new input. there sure is a wealth of it out there!
(all of these are small - 6" x 6"- pieces except the first 2)