I started this panel eons ago and the image that I originally started with was a bench. And then I covered that with a polaroid transfer of this fence made of logs. And then I ended up overlaying that with a transparency of one of my photos! Sometimes when I work on these panels I know exactly where I will end up. But other times, such as this time, it is a process of discovery and experimentation.
The final photo that I ended up using was from our Alaska trip.
solitude, mixed media, 5×7 inches
The words read: savor the solitude
I think that a lot of people fear solitude. It’s in the quiet and stillness of ourselves that an inner world can open. That can be frightening. But I need it.
This panel has been bound up as a journal cover.