I have been spending some time in the studio finishing up a few projects. Two of which were the soul portraits that were a part of my Alchemy class lessons.
The premise of the lesson was to create a soul portrait. Something kind of ethereal or spirit like. I show my students how to use a variety of acrylic mediums to create texture and stiffen a variety of fabric and paper pieces to create sculptural effects. So here is soul portrait one.
This is a fun technique. I will be teaching this for the Columbus Ohio doll group Gilded Lilies in March. Here is Soul Portrait two. I plan on using this technique a bit more for some of my fun fantasy pieces, I have in the works. The good thing about finishing up loose ends, is I have some new work to show and it clears off my work table to make room for other things. I have several hanging pieces that I am going to finish in the next few days. I am still feeling a bit anxious and restless. Part of that is due to wanting to try some new things and not having the materials at hand to do it. Funds are a bit limited at the moment, so I can't go shopping for them. That is OK as I can always sketch out the ideas so I don't forget them. On the horizon are some figures incorporating needle felting which I have never done before. Until next time my art pals.