I hate this part

Next weekend, I am taking a workshop on Encaustic and Photography from Nichole DeMent at my alma mater. Yes, I have done multiple workshops on this topic (Encausticamp and other), but practice-with-expert-guidance is a way I learn well and also I like her work and can’t figure out how she made it.

But we have to bring to class several prints to use, made on washi or with laser. Which I already have all the materials to do for once , yay …. but now I have to plow through my archives (because I have been shooting less and less over the past few years) and try to find photos that are:

  • interesting to me to work with in a mixed-media context
  • that I don’t think suck

This turns out to be really difficult, and the longer it takes to find something the more I get to the familiar-imposter-syndrome place of “Ohmigod I suck I have no business calling myself an artist blah blah blah.”

Maybe I should just start with 2003, I always end up back there anyway — which is to say, the photos that were the foundation of my thesis show when I graduated. But going back to PCNW to work with the photos I made there ten years ago? Ow.

 

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