4/14/15

365/3 continues #98-102

I feel like I've been away forever!  But I've been keeping busy with my Jane Davies class work in Dynamic Composition.  This week was all about the cruciform - an exciting style that has intrigued me for a long time......and now I'm forced to get out of my head and actually give it a try.

I started by creating the basic shape in collage using my own gelli prints and a few magazine pages - then painting, obscuring, making some marks, used some bubble wrap or stencils, scribbled with graphite, stamped and whatever else grabbed my attention.  The whole process was quite fun.











I think the one above ended up straying a bit too far from a cruciform shape - the side arms are too far apart which means the central core of a focal area isn't there.  The crimson dribble down the center was the result of a leaky bottle of ink and my attempt to deal with it :)



On a personal note, Dan has a job!  After almost 3 years of unemployment and discouraging job hunting, he is employed as a management consultant here in Seattle.  Woohoo!  It's been a tough few years at a time in our lives when we expected to be almost retired.  With the serious depletion of our savings over the last few years, that won't be possible for a while, BUT hopefully we're back on track.  He's been working for 2 weeks and feels like the job is a good fit for him and his skills.  We're so thankful something has come along that provides us with income again, but just as importantly, is something he'll enjoy doing.


6 comments:

  1. These are so lovely... Congratulations to Dan !

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  2. These are all great! I particularly love the 4th one. Congrats to Dan!

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  3. All I can say is WOW! Great work. Congrats to Dan...that sure takes the pressure off.

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  4. Wonderful work. This suits you perfectly. How wonderful for Dan. I know it's been so hard on you both, that's a big load off your mind. Here's to happiness and a contented fella. xox

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  5. I'm so, sobglad to hear about Dan's new job! What a relief. And I love the work you've been doing with Jane. Goodness all around! Xx

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  6. That's definitely a good way to begin a page, that structure works well. I like the yellow one best (4th pic).
    Yay, Dan! Altho after 3 years, I'd be too used to having all that time to myself and would *not* be happy going back to work. But gotta love getting back to 2 incomes.

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