Upcycling Your Own Art

A few weeks back I went through all my artworks and decided that some of these works could use some work. I don’t know about you but after a few years of holding onto these artworks I decided to revamp them or upcycle them. Basically I said these old canvases could use a makeover. I finally realized that just because I made this art doesn’t mean it had to be the canvases final image. Does that make sense?

The image below aren’t actually the original work, there were two large eyes on these canvases that I couldn’t stand to look at or rather, I couldn’t stand those eyes looking at me. For years I kept the eyes because I felt that I had too. These eyes I painted during a period in my life when I was trying to figure life out. I still haven’t figured out life but one thing I realized is, life can change. And you can change it! That’s what this project revealed to me and I am so thankful to finally do it. It was the most liberating thing I’ve done in a long time.

I take my art serious, I appreciate it, I respect it and I use art to express my feelings and emotions. Upcycling these old canvases was less about the actual final art piece and more about making that initial change.

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