Finding My Way
Ingredients: map fragments, cut-outs, watercolor, acrylic ink, watercolor pencil, photocopy, metal game spinners; painted, drawn, glued, and punched.
I finally finished the collage I had started before I went on my trip. This is another experiment; I have no idea if it will lead to a new series, and have decided not to worry about that any more. Go with the flow and see where it leads, is my new motto.
I had a lot of fun with this one for several reasons. I didn't worry about whether the elements in the piece really made sense together, but proceeded more according to intuition, coupled with (hopefully) a decent composition. I had this fragment of a old piece with an astrolabe on it, and I'm notoriously bad with directions, so I made a bit of a visual pun around that idea, combined with the idea of searching for my artistic direction. Did that make sense, or am I just rambling? I've also been thinking for a while about incorporating objects, particularly metal, into some of my collages, so I got a big kick out of the metal spinners. Doesn't take much to amuse me, eh?
Moving on to some random blogging questions, I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with these. This issue has bothered me for some time. I so appreciate the comments of my readers, and want to respond to all of them if possible. My problem is that many people have no email address to respond to, just the "noreply-comment..." thing. I'm never sure if I should put my replies on the post's comments, because I don't know if anyone comes back to check them. Personally, I rarely go back to a post I've commented on, partly because I can't even keep up with reading the new ones, and partly because I don't always remember which posts I've commented on and where/whose they were. Any ideas? I'd like to know how other bloggers handle this, and is there a consensus on what is "best etiquette" here?
My other question is technical. For whatever reason, when I'm creating a post, I sometimes have trouble getting the program to allow me to type once I've inserted a picture. The cursor simply will not move, so I'm unable to type anything below the image. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, were you able to solve it, and most importantly, how?
Thanks for your help, and as always, for visiting my blog!