I'm happy to report that I've recovered from my recent self-doubting panic attack and had a good time last week playing around with shapes, textures and different mediums. A piece of abstract-ish wall art incorporating flowers, words and a restricted colour palette isn't something I'd think of doing off my own bat, but this is what's great about being given a brief - having to work within a set of rules that force you to try new things.
I've always liked this quote, and remind myself of it when I feel like running away to a place where the grass appears to be greener. Lots of different things went into building this piece - an old monoprint made from old icecream sticks, gouache, oil pastel, hand lettering and many blobs of ink. It made me remember how much I used to love printmaking (especially monoprints) and mixed media. This is the last week of the course - despite my occasional moaning, I'll miss it.