I’ve been working on some new ATC’s for the Inthehouse ladies and the Random Art of Kindness. This one isn’t finished but I wanted to share anyway. I want to finish it off with some stamped patterns.
I have about 12 more ATC’s to make and then you know what I’ve decided? I’m going to stop using collage art images, for example, the beautiful girl pictured here is not something I painted. But in the future, I’m making it a point to start using my own images in my artwork. I remember when I was first introduced to altered art, I thought wow! that person can really paint!, then I realised they had used someone elses artwork to make their art look better. Little by little I started practicing this too. But now, I’m over it. It’s really beginning to bug me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love these images. Most of the images I use are from old master painters. I admire their work. The funny thing is I can paint. I can even paint people. I haven’t painted in a while and I’m sure I’m a little rusty. I’ll need some practice but I’m determined to make it work. I want to be known by my own work and my own art. Stay tuned to see what I come up with. (but cut me some slack, I’ve already pasted down the collage images I want to use for the rest of the ATC’s I’m creating.) 🙂