Welcome to the world of Rex Ray~ Great name. Great work. Have a watch.. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_7fTHTGSg] After watching this video I just wanted to climb right up there beside him on the desk and have a heart to heart chat about his journey, his experiences and generally what makes him tick. I believe we all need a mentor to help guide us on our journey. I have decided I want him to be mine. Rex...just text me! ( because it doesn't hurt to put it out there..) I love everything about this video ~ his work, his attitude and how he represents himself. What struck a chord with me was his daily collage work.. Oddly, I stumbled upon this video just a few days after I had made the decision to try to create a daily collage. Serendipitous?? ..I am taking it as a sign from above.. As you may know, I love paper. I may even have a paper problem. I have stacks of it. I have been known to secretly retrieve it from the recycling. There are moments when I am not so proud of my artistically afflicted ways..... I have been spending the majority of my creative time these days working on my intuitive painting skills.Very enjoyable, but I do find that I often need to step away from it every so often just to give my canvas a chance to rest, recuperate and regenerate. Collage, especially with a limited palette, is a breath of fresh air. I dont struggle as much with it. Right now I am sticking to homemeade papers, pen and thread... but I know I wont be able to resist adding some paint in time.
Playing with textures and composition. The theme for this group is "Out of the Woods". I have incorporated a lot of my homemade woodlike paper and birch bark from my very own birch tree.