My hand is better but still not 100%. Its been quite a journey in one short week. Many of you said to relax and just enjoy the break. I found not being able to use my hand to be real torture. Sure I loved the excuse that I couldn't wash pans but not to be able to do Art or knit or weave or any of the things that I do to express my creative soul was really hard. I can do some things but cutting a stencil is hard, I can draw but my hand gets sore if I do too much. So I find I can still be creative but there are limits that I have to live by. The redeeming part is that I know its getting better every day. My stenciling class continues so I will share some of my latest experiments.
I put my portfolio together, added some initials and highlighted them with white gel pen.
This is a mask I bought of trees. You lay the piece down and spray around it so you can have many different effects depending on the background. In one I sprayed black and in another I sprayed white paint.
Here is another tree I tried, I like the colors in this one.
This is a mask I made from a magazine image. I just repeated it several times.
More playing with masks.
Playing with initials and more papers. The scroll is a mask from Tim Holtz.
This was my first try at cutting a face stencil, you may recognize Amelie. That movie is such a delight. I kept redoing the corner stencil, I still don't like it but perhaps I will journal over it.
This is full of experiments including stencils masks and a stencil of my profile picture. I think that is enough for now