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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Another Disaster in the Studio!!

I have several pieces of finished art that are done on watercolor paper. I had the "brilliant" idea that if I adhered them to a canvas I could add them to the art for the salon. Sounded like a great idea at the time...not so much now. For some dumb reason I started with one of my favorites! Yeah, I'm not always the sharpest knife in the drawer!!

 Here's what happened...


From this...


to this...


in a matter of moments!

I wonder what other drastic mistakes I can make in the studio today! And when will I learn to practice on something I don't care about before jumping in with both feet?!! Lesson learned...I hope!

21 comments:

  1. I never remember to practice first either. I think as artists sometimes we just "see" the finished product and jump right in without thinking about how we'll get there! Knowing you... you will salvage her and make her even more beautiful than before!

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  2. Such a shame, as this is a beautiful painting. Perhaps you will be able to salvage it as if it was intentional to have some pieces with slightly different spaces, as in a cracked mirror.

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  3. How iritating that is when it happens. Since it's already "ruined"
    I wouldn't be surprised if you came out with 2 new ones,called : From disaster to Success.
    See, two favorites instead of one. Normally that's called good business.
    Good luck with whatever you go for!!

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  4. Oh, my. She is lovely. I bet you'll come up with someway to use her "parts"!!!!

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  5. Oh no!! Maybe you could still mount her onto a bigger canvas and rename her "Fractured" - sometimes our disasters turn out to be the best way to stretch creatively!!

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  6. Janet - in response to your question. It came from a suggestion of your blog actually. I'm using picmonkey at the moment.

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  7. oh so lovely, how the heck did that happen

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  8. OH NO!!! How the heck did that happen?! Hope you can figure out some way of fixing it, or reusing it. Good luck!

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  9. That's is frustrating!! However there are many creative solutions for a new piece!! You have a copy of her!! That's a good thing! Put her in photo bucket! Re-size her put a copy on a dvd and take it to staples or another print shop and have her printed any size you want! You can even have a print of her mounted on a canvas online and delivered to your home! You'll have to research the deals though!! Also I think she could be modge podged down on a unique background...I like the idea of having the cracked look too!! Get your creative mojo going....Your mind has many resources once you get past the emotional upset!! You go girl!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. I would be in floods of tears by now - but like the other person said - I'm sure she will surface as part of another page somewhere! I hope so!

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  11. Hi Janet...too bad that happened. You might be able to put the pieces together but I suppose the torn pieces might not go together. Don't throw it away.
    Mary

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  12. The only thing that I can say Janet is "bugger"

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  13. YIKES!!! How did that happen? so sorry that it did. I know you will figure out a way to reuse the pieces. Do you have a scan of the original, perhaps you could have it printed directly to canvas.

    What a bummer. I can't tell you how many times I have ruined something by starting out on my favorite one too.

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  14. I'm so glad you took a photo of the painting before the disaster happened! Maybe you can make some nice postcards/journals/etc with the image on CafePress -- that way, the painting will be preserved in some ways.

    I've done that before, used my favorite piece first. When I get really involved in a project, the sensible part of my brain sometimes turns off, and the impatient part reigns supreme.

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  15. Oh no. Nothing like drying glue to put stress on things. This event so reminds me of when I poured hot cranberries into my mother's cold cut glass bowl. It shattered is an explosion of cranberry and glass. Broke my heart.

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  16. The Goober in me has done the same thing. But do not let it get you down, you are now using something lovely to make a new way of looking at her....You know Lemons and Lemonaid thing. Something special will come from this. Big Hugs, Mary:)

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  17. OH Janet, I feel so bad for you...such a lovely piece too. If it makes you feel any better....I've had similar mishaps with my art over the years. xo

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  18. I'm so sorry about this, Janet. I am like you, though...if I had gotten the idea, I would have jumped in with one of my favorites. The problem is, I get "beginner's luck" a lot, where my first effort works out the best, and nothing else ever measures up. So it's kind of a toss up whether jumping in is a good idea or not.

    I totally agree with Linda, of Dots and Doodles above, about making a broken mirror effect with the pieces. That could be awesome! I also like Saturday Sequins' idea of making postcards, etc. from the "before" photo you took. Great ideas!!

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  19. Oh my, sorry this happened, Janet!
    There is hope, she can be saved.
    You can create a collage using the painting with some torn scraps, vintage paper, whatever you have handy, apply it to the canvas. She will look fantastic!! :]
    Good luck, I know you can mend her ((hugs))

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  20. I keep thinking that in there somewhere is that old saying of turning mistakes into opportunities -- but when it's your favorite, oh -- that's a clutch at the heart! I have a feeling you will salvage half of her -- maybe both halves. Perhaps on a journal cover, with her face on the edge, going off the page, looking at us with one, very seeing eye. You'll do something, I know -- and I can't wait to see what!

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  21. Janet, I love it in torn pieces! It looks very abstract! You could call it the 3 Faces of Eve or whoever! LOL You could even do a triple canvas of this. I don't worry so much about mistakes in my art anymore. I just keep on. Sometimes we can paint over them but I know not in this case.

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