Back in June 2012, I challenged myself to do a 30-day set of art journal pages. I say challenge, because I had to approach this artwork in a different way. I got to be messy. Unplanned. Out-of-my-comfort-zone.[You can browse the pages here.]
As a sculptor, I create art with the end result in mind.
With art journal pages, I had to create by process, not knowing what the end result would be.
Knowing I would be messy, I slipped a piece of light cardboard under the page I was working on.
This was my leftovers.
Random splotches of color, in random areas from overspray.
I like it.
I didn't have this in mind when I slipped the cardboard beneath the pages. I was only trying to not get paint on my work surface.
I knew I didn't want to be limited by my edges of the paper, that my lines could go beyond the paper; I didn't have to stay in the lines.
But what could I do with this leftover? Hmmm...
Did you know Jesus had leftovers?
All four of the Gospel accounts of Jesus feeding the people, mention there were leftovers after "they all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were leftover. (Matthew 14:20 NIV)(see also, Matthew 15:37, Mark 8:8, Luke 9:17 and John 6:12,13)
I'm guessing the leftovers weren't just thrown away--God doesn't waste anything He gives His children.
Check back on Monday for Part 2 to see what I did with the leftovers...