I am a few weeks behind at Journal 52 but that’s okay. So for week 12 Effy’s prompt was emulate and Sarah’s alternate prompt was duplicate. For a change, I chose to do Sarah Trumpp‘s prompt. The instructions said to copy directly from a favorite artist. Try to get as close as possible. Truthfully, I do not have a favorite mixed media artists. I derive inspiration from many artists, even featured two of them here last year. From the time I started doing mixed media and jumping in the wagon of trying to draw faces, I have already promised myself to discover my own style. That was why it was so difficult for me to do this prompt. It would have been easier to choose Effy’s prompt but sometimes I wanted more complications from the challenge that is already on hand.
Copy. Xerox. Replicate.
I tried my best to copy Sarah’s work but I just have to make adjustments for my own sanity. I named her Hope, for she strengthened in me the conviction to pursue the journey to find, explore and celebrate my own style.