If you’re an artist, then you know the joy that comes from creating a piece that you just know is good. Many times, those joys arrive in unexpected packages. 🙂
Take, for example, these two pieces!
I created these two pieces completely by accident! The first one, which I call “Coral Sea”, was created when I was cleaning my brayer after printing one of my 2X2″ lino blocks. I love how I got the positive and the negative of the print!
The second one, which I call “In the Clearing”, was also created after printing a block, but this time I also wiped the sides of my brayer on the sheet of paper, creating “branches”. And here’s why having another pair of eyes critique your work is so important – when I brought this piece in to Gallery & Frame Shop to be framed, I had it positioned horizontally. It took owner Julie and designer Rita to say, “This should be vertical! It looks like the forest!”
Because of these two pieces, I now scrutinize every “cleaning” that I’ve done. Here are a few more of my “accidents”, which I’m seriously thinking of keeping and framing! 🙂