Letting out my Inner Artist

This year I did something I honestly never thought I would do.

I entered an Art Competition. You see whilst I create a lot, and do lots of crafty things. I do not consider myself as an Artist as such more of a crafter.

So this was way way way out of my comfort zone. Did I also mention I only decided to enter 2 months before the drop off day?

I know completely crazy right?

I feel very lucky to have entered my first Art Competition and to have had not one but both of my pieces hung in the gallery show and on display for the last month.

The theme of the Competition was “Pathways to fullfillment” through mental illness.

It all started with a smashed tablet (no joke something fell on my cheap crappy tablet and smashed the screen rendering it completely useless)

Here is the finished piece: (I had such a hard time getting a remotely decent pic of this and sadly did not get back to the gallery in time to get a pic of it on the gallery wall)

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if you look closely you can see a tardis materialising in the center of the piece.

and here are some work in progress pics

I had fun creating a far more shattered screen than the original shatter (a remote control and some hard banging were required)

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sometimes I wish I had not tried so hard and left it more like it was originally

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it was an interesting process I had moments of omg I have completely ruined this, to moments of what do I do next.

I am not sure how successful it is as a mixed media piece. Nothing abstract or mixed media won any prizes sadly and there were some truly stunning pieces in the competition. However it made it into the gallery show, and quite possibly a few pics because it was right behind the podium where the presentations were.

the Piece is titled ‘Through the chaos’

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