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In ways I have yet to discover.

“Try and fail but don’t fail to try.” ~ Steven Kaggwa.






This is a preview of another of my 2013 ventures. I’ve registered and have begun Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers – a year of art-full inspiration. Thankfully it’s something that is self-paced. It’s something that is more about creativity than anything else and I’m definitely looking to expand in that regard.  Although I’ve been dabbling in the occasional bit of texture work with my images in the past 5 or 6 years, I’ve tended to prefer leaving my images as-is for the most part. Beyond Layers is another component towards fulfilling my theme this year of reaching — a way of coaxing me out of my comfort zone, experimenting more with my images. This isn’t simply about using textures more, it’s much more diverse and even important than that. I shall reach outside my comfort zone and expand upon my creativity in ways I have yet to discover.

What have you discovered lately?

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Kelly @ JAX does design - January 23, 2013 - 1:22 pm

I’ve discovered that I love doing foil paintings! I just love being creative, and it’s a great way to explore colour and texture and art styles. I think it’s great that you’re moving outside of your comfort zone doing Beyond Layers. It’s great to try new things and see what you can do that you maybe didn’t know or think you can do 🙂

Barb - January 24, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Your photography is fabulous – such beautiful light. I came over because I read your comment on Kim’s blog. It was about how your mom loved pretty things. It moved me to tears – and made me think of my mom – I could have written that.

Candace - January 24, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Looks like fun. I love Kim’s textures. I think when I use them I tend to go a little heavy-handed. It’s always so hard for me to decide when I have it just right and subtle doesn’t usually work although I like it when others do it that way. Enjoy yourself!!!