I can't believe I'm more than half way through!!! This is todays image and I'm kind of in love with it. I've been wanting to play with multiple exposures with self-portraits for the photos that are subtle but I'm getting ahead of myself! That's what this project has done...it's ignited something. I'm doing it again. Working. Creating. Seeing. And it's natural. That is the biggest piece. I'm not planning anything, I'm not worrying either. The parameters that I've given myself are to work on a 6"x6" piece of Bristol with a limited palette of black, white and metallic paints & pencils, an original photo, the typed quote & and wax paper collage material. I've integrated color with some paints the photos, with painted wax paper and with other metallic materials but it's been pretty easy to stay true to the plan. Mainly because within them I have actually found tremendous freedom. I am finding so many possibilities within a perceived limitation and that's major. I always thought I had to know about all the processes that were out there as an art educator. But all that misconception has done is get me on the Jack of All Trades Master Of None train...which I'm ready to get off of. I've finally found a process that is merging all of my favorites together and it's working. the fact that this work is also pouring out of me with less effort than cooking dinner is also a sign that it is time to make. Time to take all that I'm feeling and all that I've been through and let it rip. Let it inform all the imagery. Because that's what it does. All my experiences are connected to me by a thread...one tethers me to my past and one pull me towards my future. And the best way I know how to process them all is to communicate through these images. They are my language. The lines and marks I make denote that thread. It really connects us all.