Good art gone bad; gone good...well, if not good then at least acceptable. This is another page from my hand carved stamp deco and it would have ended up in the garbage can if there hadn't already been artwork on the other side of it! I started with layers of acrylic, tissue paper, ink and stamps for the background. All was well until I tried a transparency transfer over it. I guess I still haven't caught on to this technique completely because this was the point where thoughts of the circular file came in. Since pitching the page wasn't an option; I pressed on. The final artwork isn't what I envisioned in the beginning but it comes reasonably close. Actually, it's growing on me and was a good exercise in learning artistic flexibility.
I rarely throw away anything I've started. I just can't seem to give up on a piece once I'm invested (even a little!) and some of my favorite pieces are the ones that were resurrected from the trash bin. There's something very rewarding about not quitting but working it until the original vision re-emerges.