Well it has been a while since I've posted, life, vacation, work......
I have started a year long course with Juilette Crane called Serendipity, check out the button on the sidebar. The first months project was all about following your intuitive side, not over thinking things, which is hard for me to do when I'm creating, especially if I'm working on a canvas (in lieu of in my art journal). I did the project 3 times, each time it got a little easier to let go and just create. Then, this weekend, I was in my studio just creating some backgrounds and doodling, using up left over paint with stencils, cleaning up and reorganizing and that is when this bird showed up.
I found a mask I had made out of a pattern in a magazine and thought, why not! Love it when art just falls into place. A good lesson that maybe rubbed off from Serendipity!
I will try loosening up like this more often.