Back to Square One

It’s been a while – life has gotten in the way of my creative pursuits, but my last session was complete futility.  I was fighting the process all the way.  My paint wouldn’t float properly, the patterns were breaking up, lines were fuzzy and overall completely frustrating.  I dumped the size, cleaned the tank thoroughly, went out and bought new bottles of paint and resolved to begin all over again.  I reviewed Golden Acrylics’ manufacturer recommendations on mixing paint for marbling.  I’ve been conferring with Laura Sims of http://indigostonestudio.com/ who has been incredibly patient and helpful.  (I highly recommend her book, The Weekend Crafter: Easy and Elegant Projects for Paper and Fabric).

All of this has reinforced to me the fact that this marbling art looks deceptively easy – but there is a learning curve and I’m just at the beginning.  I’m so eager to create beautiful patterns and wearable art, but it may not happen in time for any summer art shows this year.  Maybe Christmas?  One step at a time…