Isn’t that how it always works?  Just when you figure out that you’re on break, it’s almost over.  If I had this much time to work on my art, I’d be an artist.  Hummm…..what did I just say?  I’m definitely using my time wisely over break, it almost makes me think I can keep up this artistic work ethic when school starts up again.

Except…when I realize it took me almost 8 hours to prep and collage one canvas….

Oh well, here’s what I’ve been up to:

ImageIn the beginning… a huge canvas.  My goal is to prep at least one more before I go back to work.  I’ve also prepped some small ones.  They’ll be along soon.

ImageThis mess contains 2 big maps.  NOT enough to fill a whole canvas, so I had to cut up one more.  The maps I used were from 1977 and another from the 80’s.  One United States map, one Virginia map, and one Washington DC metro map. I’m keeping it local for the next few paintings.  I’m definitely thinking about the content of the collage.  I have a plan… I REALLY DO!

Image….a few hours go by.  Not even close.

ImageTook a tea break, nice new teapot the husband gave me for Christmas.  I love it!

ImageTea time selfie!

ImageBlissed out on making art! This needs to be my full time job.

ImageFinished for the moment.