It's been a long time since I've posted to this site. Fortunately for me, that's because my "Pebble Art" is enjoying a lot of success at Arts & Crafts festivals and similar venues, so the focus has been on 'production' rather than 'promotion.' But, I just finished a few items today that point out the way my creative process has evolved. I'll call the first example "Same but Different."
There's a certain efficiency to producing end products in a repetitive manner (ask Henry Ford). Every time I carry a "Daisies with Bee" to a show, it sells. So this time, I decided to make two examples in tandem. The nature of the found materials that I use mean that each is still distinctive. But, in searching through my collection of "possible petals," I was able to group a number of 'bright white' pieces and a number of 'creamy white' pieces together, and painting the background for more than once piece at a time also made sense. I will probably only present one at a time at my next show, but will know that another is already made and ready for the following show.