Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Latest work: "Miss Bergeron"

I don't know about you, but I have a file in my computer called "works in progress." This is where I put everything I'm working on but am not quite sure if the piece is "finished." Don't want to throw it out, don't want to lose it, so I stick it into one particular directory to be looked at and worked on later, with fresher eyes, with new eyes. Or I may simply toss it out, knowing it will never really work.

I looked at my "works in progress" directory this morning, looking for something a bit lighter, a bit brighter than what I've been producing of late. This image caught my eye. I added just one more thing to it (a Chinese receipt) and considered it done.

I created this postcard using photos of stamps from my collection, various cancellation marks, a hand-painted background, a Chinese receipt I found in my dad's drawer, and a fanciful bird. I like the overall lightness and the underlying feeling of mystery.

© Carol Leigh

3 comments:

Jo Murray said...
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Jo Murray said...

LOVELY postcard...and, yes, I also keep a WIP file. Sometimes tho' a work is relegated there simply because I'm not sure it's done. Sometime later I go back and find a gem that I hadn't recognised at the time.

Carol Leigh said...

Thanks, Jo. And you posted it twice! I'll try to figure out how to delete one of them . . .