The picture above was altered by using an app ArtistaOil which takes a photo and turns it in to a rendition of an oil painting. It was so much fun to work with this app and discover what can be done with photo's.
Art does take many forms. I sometimes struggle trying to define what type of artist I am. There are so many things I like. For example, I have been really struggling trying to decide what type of book I am going to take with me to China to capture my trip. I toyed with making a book, using one of the watercolor books I have sitting empty on the shelf, taking a smash book to capture all the ephemera and memorabilia I collect. Why I have make this so hard is beyond me.
Last Christmas I took a picture of my Christmas Tree and transformed it into an oil painting and then printed on card stock for my Christmas card. I loved it and it was so special. But I am torn between fine art, mixed media and folk art. Where do I fit? I think a better question is where do I want to fit in? I have to believe in myself and understand that art takes many forms and give myself permission to embrace myself right where I am.