Well, I guess it's officially a series, then. This one was done by coloring in a sheet of watercolor paper with the Inktense pencils at random, then going over it with a wet brush to blend the colors. When that was dry I flipped it over and marked it off in a grid, then cut it up into one inch squares. Then I glued them on a red-colored piece of paper in a labyrinth pattern. I couldn't follow the path in order this time, though, as I was lazy and didn't mark a grid on the background paper, and I know if I were to have wung it it would have gotten very out of whack by the time I got to the middle, due to the principle of entropy. My original thought was that it was a paper version of making a quilt, and I thought myself quite clever; then I realized there was already a word for this sort of thing, mosaic, and I was a little disappointed. Ah well. There is really nothing new under the sun, is there?
I quite like how it came out. Also, the sheer hands-on craftiness of it (cutting and gluing paper) reminded me of stuff we'd do at art school. Stuff that was never quite up my alley, but I did anyway as they were assignments; and I realized that when left to my own devices I really do stick to what I know, and don't ever really just sit down and make something for the sake of making something. But my art, by which I mean the stuff I normally choose to do, the Goddesses and such, has been I felt in a bit of a rut lately, and it needs some shaking up.
Another thing I realized was that I didn't have to try to get something done every day for this Art Every Day Month thing. Because I usually do do something artsy each day; but my method of working has always tended towards a little here and a little there of several projects, not towards starting something and going at it until it's done. So instead of feeling I have to have something to show every day, I've given myself permission to post things when they're done. And as it is, since I'm usually doing a bunch of things at once things do tend to finish at the same time, for example:
This is the tie-dyed skein I started the other day, after having sat in the pokeberry and vinegar solution for a couple days, then hanging up to dry for another couple, then finally getting rinsed and unwrapped to show the lovely patterning. I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet but I love the colors!