You know those times when you’re cleaning out old boxes and files and find images you did a long time ago and forgot about?
Behold, my first large watercolours!
Somewhere between the 7 moves I had in college (not including in and out of dorms and apartments when I go home at the end of the semester) I managed to loose these guys. If you look carefully you’ll see the 12″ paper seams. They were pretty big. But back in my college days I decorated with paper and glue. I decorated EVERYTHING with paper and glue. I had a wad of that tacky putty the size of a baseball.
I started with construction paper. I had shapes cut out for every season. When I moved to Rome I wasn’t going to bring my wad of coloured paper and scissors, so I opted for a watercolour tray and a sketchbook. Thus started the shift to painted decor.
While I know I’ve gotten better/wiser since I made these, I need to refind that piece of me that fearlessly dove into larger works.