I think my muse is trying to tell me something.
As you can see from my previous posts, I work mostly in paper – altered books, ATCs, some collages, etc.
Something I’ve never worked on or even thought about working on is canvas. It seemed too “high art” for simple old me.
But today I was poring through an old Dick blick’s catalog and saw they had multi-packs of mini-canvases for sale. This was inspiring – I like working in small formats and restricted spaces. I also like working in multiples or series.
Then, someone in one of the Yahoo groups posted about a project they had just completed. They’d made a mixed media piece on a corner canvas – but they used it backwards so the sloped sides became part of the artwork. Beautiful work, and very creative use for something that is generally used in very traditional work.
A few hours later, someone in another Yahoo group posted about a project she had just completed – a mixed media piece using the back of a canvas! http://greenwomandesign.blogspot.com/2008/02/tintypes-and-daytona-500.html
So, I went from not thinking about canvas as a possible medium at all to seeing it in 3 different places within a few hours. And not only that, but 2 of the 3 places talked about flipping it around and using it as a pseudoframe.
That’s the kind of coincidence that means I must try my hand at something like this soon. If that’s not a message from my muse, I don’t think I’d be able to ID one if it hit me over the head!