Saturday, October 9, 2010

What I've Learned, Week 6

I started this week's card off intending to use a new technique from the May/June issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors but instead this came through with a life of its own. Collage on black gessoed card. The back is photoshopped text on a texture from Kim Klassen that reads, "How often I wear this mask that everything is alright when deep down inside it doesn't feel alright, none of it is alright. "Fake it until you make it, " is an adage that sometimes gets me through. And sometimes it doesn't. Aging isn't mellowing me the way I expected it might, instead it is making me more defiant to live as I believe."

4 comments:

oreneta said...

I love the mask....where are you finding the weeks, as in week 6?

Kim Mailhot said...

This is an awesome collage, Kim ! Just a beautiful mask. I have done quite a few pieces about masks over the years - It is an inspiring subject ! I think we all have multiple ones that we wear to negotiate life in this crazy world we live in. I hope you have some mellow yellow days, beautiful Friend, and that the face beneath the mask has an unside down frown.;)
Big Love to you !

KathrynAntyr said...

Masks offer us a great theme to play with. Does the mask hide or does it actually reveal who we truly are.

I think it is wonderful that you are choosing to live as you believe. As I'm getting older, I am mellowing. I'm gaining a different perspective seeing my dad's health decline. Things that would have offended me years ago seem silly and immaterial now.

Your post is giving me lots to think about. Thanks!

Snap said...

If we fake it, we don't recognize what's really going on with us. Don't fake it ... learn about it ... face it ... then travel on.... (easier said than done)......

Love the mask ... well done ....