Sunday, 18 May 2014
Secret Garden Panel Inspired by Helen Chilton
One of my favourite people ever has been on the Paper Artsy blog this week, Helen Chilton. Helen said her piece had been a Dog's Dinner at one point, and above I have shown mine at the Dog's Dinner stage! If it hadn't been for Helen I would have given up as I think it really takes an artist to get past this point and I find it very hard to recover things from this stage. I normally just make things worse. I really admire people who can see what is needed to redeem a piece or even turn a mess to their advantage.
Helen was absolutely right that the stencilling 'turned the corner' of the piece. It's been a bit of a rush as Helen was up on Friday, so very late in the week for the Sunday 5 pm deadline, and I'd already decided to make the Keren Baker piece. This was great fun though, and I'm again entering the Paper Artsy challenge. I am getting to be so last minute, Lin is going to start teasing me instead of the other way round!