Unfortunately, my art has been placed on the back burner for awhile now. I've been working on a lot of fun side projects with other people lately, which has left little time for my own artistic expression. Even though I was still being creative, creating for someone else isn't quite the same as creating for yourself. There's something incredibly therapeutic about taking your own thoughts and feelings, and interpreting that into a visual story.
A couple of weeks ago, I told my husband I was feeling seriously art deprived and it feels like time is getting away from me. So I thought about that for awhile.... Time.
I tried to interpret that thought several different ways and nothing seemed to work out. Maybe this project wasn't meant to be? But just when I decided to give up and scrap it, I thought... No time is ever wasted as long as you learn something from it. So I decided that, even if it looks bad, I'm still going to at least teach myself something I've never done before.
Dispersion is a Photoshop technique that I've always wanted to try, so I googled how to do it and spent a good chunk of time experimenting with it.
This is the end result of something I almost tossed, but I'm so glad I gave a second chance. Maybe it's not a grand masterpiece, but I learned something new and I know from experience that I'll only get better with practice. Nothing is ever perfect the first time around, but I love the way it turned out. So all those hours of frustration were totally worth it. ;)