This is the tenth week of our weekly calligraphy challenge and it was all about texture. The challenge was to create texture and variety with words. I woke up very early and had an idea in my head. I did two other versions and didn’t like either of them. I guess the third time is a charm. The words are the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.
I began by writing the text over and over again within different shapes – squares, circles and triangles. I utilized different black pens and brushes. My goal was to cover the page. I wanted the final text to be in red as the focus for the page. When I finally stepped back I realized the page looked like something created by a disturbed individual or a serial killer. How ironic that the fruits of the Spirit could look this creepy.
This is not what I thought this would look like. I’m not sure I like it. I made a commitment to myself that if I did a piece for each week’s challenge that I wouldn’t make mine the only voice of judgement, I would let the group have their input. I have had several great comments, my husband loves it, and it is growing on me…time will tell.
Over the years I have completed many pieces of art that I did not like, and those were the first ones to sell. I don’t understand it, I have yet to figure it out, so I have learned to do the work and let others decide. Of course I want to present my best work, however sometimes I am not the best judge of my best work. Art is subjective and people are all different, so I have yet to find the perfect formula for the perfect piece. I just know to do teh work and let others decide.