So, this week I've had a little lesson in practicing what I preach. My 6 year old niece is quite a little artist, but she gets frustrated easily when her masterpiece isn't turning out exactly right. So I tell her that there are no mistakes in art. You can always figure out a way to salvage a so called 'mistake'. Right?
I was working on a feather with a new color scheme and it was going great until I decided to put carmine red next to yellow orange and it was looking like ketchup and mustard...not what I was going for. But I loved the top portion of the feather and didn't want to scrap the whole thing. I ended up cutting away the part I didn't like and finished the feather with pencil. Now I love it and it sort of represents a sketch turning into a finished piece. I've aptly titled it "there are no mistakes in art". I'm going to keep this one as a visual reminder to practice what I preach.
|"there are no mistakes in art"|
And here are a few feathers that I've just put in the shop.