Thursday, March 15, 2007

All's Well That Ends Well!

So for those of you who've been following along, a couple days ago I ran into a major problem with the crayon project when the Crayola that arrived was far different from what I anticipated. This meant I had to go back to th drawing board. Yesterdayy I spent some time going through my ephemera looking for bits and pieces in a tone that matched this more orangy version of scarlet. I managed to come up with the right material (hooray for having a stash!) and created this version. To tell you the truth, I actually like this piece far better than the original. It's softer and I like the elements better.

So...the moral of the story is that sometimes being forced to redo something is a good thing. I laughed, I cried and I grew as an artist. *snicker* I've kept the offending crayon and I plan to do something with it eventually.

Oh and just so you know, ten out of ten artists polled agreed that scarlet is not orange!


Sweet Petunia said...

They both are lovely. I agree that scarlet is not orange...perhaps the color just got mislabled. See you at ArtFest.

lindaharre said...

I love this piece! It makes me wish I had joined the swap@#$#%% Great Job no matter what color:)

Heather said...

I'm a bit behind on the Crayon story but I too agree that scarlet is not orange and according to the Crayola website they put Scarlet in the red category"

Wonder if yours was a boo boo? But the wrapper seems to coordinate... strange indeed.

How come I never get asked to do cool projects like this? peh...