|"It Takes Courage"|
1. this favorite quotation from e.e.cummings that I have saved in one of my many notebooks: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are,"
2. a butterfly stamp that inspired the ones on my painting,
3. the work of Cindy Wunsch, published in Cloth Paper Scissors in their November/December 2011 issue. I like her mixed-media background, large undetailed central image, and stamped poetry across the page.
Here is the piece I did yesterday:
I call "courage" ironic in my blog post title, because I was so sure that I would mess up this second effort, that I took a photo of my background before I began, just in case I completely ruined my painting and had nothing good to show for it!