On a total whim I decided I'd whip out the embellishment on round 3 of Pass the Paper
(Lisa's). Then, a few minutes into the process of drawing on Lisa's paper, I decided to video the process of me updating the paper 30 min before I needed to leave for our annual Guild Retreat. Why does inspiration strike at the last minute like a lightning bolt that you cannot escape?
From start to finish, recording and doing the work on the paper took 10 min. Now that may seem insufficient or haphazard, but the intent and the work were done with full focus. I think it more amazes me what we can create in a short period of time given constraints and decent tools. What took me longer was finding a video editor that could handle my video (removed from iphone and in .mov format). I settled on this great software called PhotoStage Slideshow Producer
after reading the CNET Editor's review
. I loved working wiht it. Intuitive and easy.
I've really enjoyed working with Oil Pastels and I like the process of creating a quick something on paper. Until this art challenge, I haven't been inspired to use the oil pastels that have been in my stash for, oh... say 10 years? In fact, I've been a little unsure of how to best use them since they seem to gum up so many things. But, these papers are perfect and we'll all learn what the pastels will do when combined with other things like gel medium, glues, acrylics, fabric, etc. Fun!