I get dinged for that all the time, as feminine is often used as a euphemism for "sentimental" and somehow "less serious" than the masculine or abstract. But I am getting the impression that to you this is not a bad thing, so thanks! At heart I am a storyteller.... Thanks for the thought-provoking comment!
(laugh)... of course not "sentimental" or "less serious"... and I seldom use euphemism or politically correct tone... since my first language is not english, I do my best to pick up the most approximate words to describe my feelings, exact as much as it can be with my poor verbally means... I have the feeling that we're both at the approximately same age, so after all these years, "feminine" for us must be a comfortable place (as much as it is complex) I know here (DA) women who does collages, and theirs are more "masculine"... I know, definition of "masculine" and "feminine" is needed, since time's changings and stigmas... but, as for you, I think what I really tried to say is, that you're not ashamed of being a woman... it shown in your works
as for storyteller - I'll learn to read you in time... I'm not so used with collage's language... it doesn't speak directly to me, you know, intuitively... I always thought it's like riddles, need to invest time and thought to decipher... I react more intuitively to abstracts and impressions...
Ha! I hear you! Your intuitive reaction to abstract pieces is interesting--I tend to see them more intellectually than intuitively unless I can find a kernel of something to hang an emotion on. I've become comfortable with my world view over the years, and have succeeded in male-dominated fields (woodworking! lumbermaking!), and I'm past that now. Now is a time to embrace who I am and in so doing, to embrace the feminine animating spirit in others, in men as well as women, I hasten to add! I admire your use of English. Here in America, when I was growing up, there was such a nationalistic supremacy that it made learning a second language irrelevant! I wish I could speak all languages, and to that end, am beginning to study French, though in fact I have NO talent for language acquisition! I have spent a lot of my life trying to be as good as the guys. When I discovered collage, and realized I could harness my appreciation of line and form and color in a medium that could so directly express my thoughts, I stopped competing and simply...became. Sorry to ramble!
Awesome! I am really liking this, and Waisted is definitely for you, now out of the game. About the resin thing, am I supposed to apply some sort of protective finish to the cards? I haven't been, but easily could, if I knew what to do.
Resin (or any other finish) not at all necessary - I just like using it for different effects. Sometimes I coat the whole card, sometimes just a section of it - gives a dense, glassy effect. There a link to a tutorial on the ATCfanatics page if you're interested in trying it out. Warning - it's addictive!