…I had illusions that my style and my art had really changed significantly in the last 12-18 months. I used to believe that looking back at previous artwork gives you a sense of your journey, your artistic evolution, etc. So for this week’s Open Theme at Gothic Arches, I decided to revisit some of the arches I have so enjoyed making.
Imagine my surprise when I came across these two…
This was loosely based on my old Grammar school – The Green School for Girls (pronounced gels !!), in Isleworth, Middlesex – green flannel knickers for PE and sports… and of course, the tiny bell rings!! It probably came off a chocolate bunny!! 😉
I don’t know exactly when I created this one, but I stitched that by hand – not in my nature to suffer, so maybe before I won my sewing machine!
This shows me that the style, or what makes my artwork mine, hasn’t changed all that much, I just find it easier to use all the techniques that I have learnt and I probably incorporate a lot more layers these days, but I haven’t changed much, have I? *grins*
Both of these have handmade backgrounds, a bit of paint, grunge, stitching, staples and dymo… and humour (but that’s always present)! If you have a look at my sidebar, I have been adding links to some excellent blogs I keep discovering – I can’t say “randomly”, because The Universe doesn’t roll that way, does it? It’ll come as no surprise that quite a few are mixed media and fiberarty!