Bootcamp for February was to design something in the round beginning with research into plate designs. I chose to do this using collage. A medium I've been using lately simply because I love painting paper. Coming up with new textures to tear up and use for collage is so much fun and full of surprises. Speaking of which, I love the surprise element of this course. It starts with a topic to research and sketch/paint and then the actual project to be completed using your inspiration. It takes you places you wouldn't have on your own.
This plate became part of a fund raiser for our local bird rehabilitation centre (Le Nichoir).