I started with some nice scraps of paper glued onto my canvas, then painted with several layers of Golden acrylics. I applied some homemade stencils over the top (snowflakes, I'm in a wintry mood). The bird I scetched by hand and then collaged with the front page of the New York Times. It didn't excite me when I was finished, so I pasted lace over the top of it, which gives it a softer feeling. I really enjoyed creating a background of curlycew doodles, over which I painted a very basic tree. I designed the Mandala with the help of my nifty Geometrigraph and Polygraph Set which my wonderful husband gave me for Christmas. So fun! The final touches are three small embroidered mirrors. The whole piece is about 11x14" and is currently hanging in my studio
|It's not until you post photos that you realize that the walls are crying out for paint|
I seem to be really into blues these days... the urge to create something more colorful is beginning to assert itself, I can't wait to see where it leads.
Meanwhile my space has been taken over by a certain nine-year old who just needed to make a mailbox this weekend:
After much hammering outside my bedroom yesterday afternoon, today it needed painting. (Note to family: next time, could we try the garage or the mudroom or the basement?...pretty please!)
Now my mind is turing to sewing again. The girl child has asked for mommy-made pants, there are a couple of tops I wanted to make, and I've been wanting to add a garland to the house. And so begins another busy week...