The Art of Cropping
I call this new double page spread, from one of my art journals, “Every Moment.”
Every Moment ~ double page journal spread by Carol Wiebe
Every moment, something is waiting to be born in your life ~ let your mind open to each possibility and your arms will acquiesce.
Glare is always an issue, even though I used matte varnish. And I felt I should at least try to put some words on a page ~ this is a journal, after all. I liked it better without them.
Luckily, thanks to my good friends and teachers, Diane and Jeane, I have learned a few things about cropping. I am still working on orientation (These women will shift a painting into a better orientation faster than you can flip a pancake. And they are always right!).
Here is my first crop of Every Moment.
Every Moment 2
The second crop (on this one I added a light Photoshop filter):
Every Moment 3
And my third crop:
Every Moment 4
It’s an interesting exercise, this cropping. I will continue to practice it.