There's nothing like a competition to get me out of a rut. This week is 'It's in the bag' competition from Post Road Art in Marlborough. You pay $30, get a random selection of materials and make anything you want with them.
Being pretty much a 100% watercolor painter I was a bit worried when I saw such things as acrylic, iridescent paints, bead gel (?) and wax crayons. Not to mention bits of wire and thread. Hmmmmm.
Well I had nothing to lose. As the materials were unfamiliar I plumped for a familiar subject and chose a rather fetching blue jay. Working mostly by trial and error I was rather pleased how he came out. I felt especially 'creative' by using the wrapper of the crayon to make the branch.