I woke up this morning with serious stencil withdrawal. This usually happens when I'm supposed to be doing something else; in this case cleaning the house for a guest and getting laundry caught up. Bor-ring. Forget I even brought it up. So of course I printed out a photograph from the stash Peggy-from-Ohio sent me. (kisses Peggy, wonderful photos!)
I always try out the first copy in my journal and then make a few more cuts before investing hours into the collage part. But I love the long, lazy session of choosing pretty papers and pasting, composing, digging through the stash.
I made 2-8x10 canvases with the stencil. Here they are. Guess which one I like the least. (ha ha. hint: it's nearly a toss-up.)
I guess I was just expecting more and I do think I can do better but not today. Any day in the studio is a good day whether you love the outcome or not. Now I REALLY have to clean the house.