So this is what I am facing this morning-a blank 8x8 canvass. Teesha made 8x8 canvasses the art challenge for Artfest this year. When I bought my canvass way back in November, I thought "No big deal!" Boy was a wrong!
I have been fiddling with it since 5 a.m. and nothing. It's not that I don't have good ideas, it's just that I have discovered that I am not good with big pieces. I know 8x8 probably doesn't seem large to some of you, but to me, it's huge! I find it amusing since one of my closest artist friends has the exact opposite problem-she can't work small. So here I am, struggling with the size of this piece and getting nowhere.
It's funny what you learn about yourself through art. For example, I know I am not a painter. I just don't have that talent. I excell at collage. Give me paper and I am good to go. I am excellent with colour, balance and placement. I can't draw to save my life. Today I have learned that for me, scale matters. I am not good with large pieces but I can do worders working small.
So how I am going to meet the 8x8 challenge? I am going to buy four 4 x 4 canvasses, work on each one individually and then meld them together to make an 8x8 canvass! (Have I mentioned that I have incredible problem solving skills?!? *wink*) Being an artist is not always easy. Sometimes it requires you to use your creative skills to find a workable solution to the things that you find challenging. If you relax and trust in the process, the answers will come.