After many weeks of thinking – just thinking about this word “Reach”, I finally went to my “Epiphany Drawer” to see if I could stir up a bit of imagination or magic; it worked. The “Epiphany Drawer” is where I keep all of those very special scraps that turn out so amazing that I cannot believe I made them. (big grin – of course they are.) These are the scrappy treasures from classes and workshops where I try new things. These pieces are never big enough to make a ‘real’ work of art, but heaven forbid that I ever even consider cutting them up!!! Also, I usually do not have the tools to replicate them at home. So, this is the drawer that I reached into; I wanted to do something that had a combination of things that I love. I gave myself permission to play as I reached into the symbolic fuel tank.
This 12 x 12 piece has a background that was drip dyed with three red colors. The way those reds perfectly melded together, I knew that I would NEVER cut it apart, so I cut it apart. The green and black piece is silk-screened and I knew I would NEVER cut it apart, so I cut it apart. I love improv piecing, so I did. I had a never used “Pounce” chalk pack and a never used stencil from 9 years ago that were
threatening to expire, so I used them, too. This was fun - I should REACH more often.