Wednesday, February 13, 2008

In need of a new home

I brought these back from the COS gallery where they have been residing for quite a while now. I was pleased to have sold a few unframed collages there, these are some that made it back. I have decided to rework a few but those that I am still happy with are going in my etsy shop to see if we can find them a new home.

It's always interesting to look back at old work. I go through a real love hate relationship with mine - I love it when I create it then about a week or two later think it's awful but I don't have time to do anything about it (or don't know what to do about it), so it goes where it was intended as it is and I just cross my fingers the recipient likes it (which thankfully they always do) or just hangs around and eventually gets put away in the 'to deal with later pile'.

But I think if you have had long enough away from it you can dissasociate yourself and see it on it's own merits. I am usually too close to my work to tell if it works or not, if it is good enough or not.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ditto! I can really relate to that - I find it so hard to be objective about my own work. I love making it and I love the process, but the finished thing always ends up as a bit of a disappointment. It never turns out quite as well as I thought it would. That's probably a good thing as it's what keeps me coming back to try again. I love those collages, by the way. And thanks for visiting my blog too :-)