Tuesday, February 24, 2015
On the bright side this time of year is really lovely in the woods- the fresh fallen snow blankets everything and makes everything new again. It can be ever so quiet while out there. Love to here the silence. The birds are very active at the feeders and this year with all the deep snow the deer are feasting on our Christmas tree cast off. Every season has its beauty and I enjoy them all.
Monday, February 23, 2015
|" Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted" John Lennon Silver Gelatin test print with black and White India Inks the artist used.|
|Kincardine, Ontario Canada|
|Aloha From Hawaii|
Now I need to get 10 fabric postcards ready by April 1st for my quilt Guild Challenge. Theme for that is 1975 the year the Guild was founded.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
|First Collage layer and light color|
|Cover with Gesso - next layer|
|Add Stamps and light color again|
|Sketch out design in pencil then go over it with black marker|
|Add colors and thin out with water /gesso to get color value, then add details with black marker or white paint pen|
This was a fun one to do. I grew up with a mom who used seed pods, weeds and pine-cones in her creations so I was really used to the asymmetry of seedpods that was requested in creating this. Trying to get the colors to go from dark to light value was a good challenge, mine in the end are mostly medium value. I have Jacaranda pods, Milkweed, sweet-gum ball, teasel, Eucalyptus, Chinese lanterns depicted here. I could not seem to post the black and white photo of it but that was part of the process to check and see how your balance of light/dark was going. Good Process. Collaged in the centers of the pods were people or places that you love or are meaningful to you!
Well back to the work of snow removal driveway , roof and any where else. Cold here again- that is the February Mantra - deep freeze and subzero!!! Stay warm and hoping there is sun shine wherever you are.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Stand out in a crowd.
Go out on a limb.
Be a bright spot in others lives.
Be home before dark.
Add color to your life.
Its ok to be a little Flashy.
( I could not clearly read the correct person to give credit to)
Monday, February 9, 2015
This was fun to do, I would have liked to have done it more all in one setting but it was piece by piece.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Musings on Reality from Canada
These are the postcards that I made to send out. I send out 10 and in return I receive 10. I will show what I have received so far over the weekend.
It always seems that what I envision making and what I actually make are 2 very different things. In the end what I make is similar to what I make other years- First I start with a Masterboard, that I add base layers of paint to, maybe collage some papers onto it, add some stamps, at some point I cut it up into 4x6 size cards and then add more to them individually. I started with acrylic paints light teal, dark teal and a salmon color. Then later I used Pan Pastel in a mustard yellow that really brought warmth and tied it all together. I also used some Liquid Pearls by Ranger that make a few things pop and some glitter Modge Podge which was because I could not find the plain Modge Podge. I added a quote that spoke to me at that moment. Then address them, write a note and stamps and out to the mailbox on the Tundra - that is what it looks like right now. The last 2 have magazine cuttings from Swansons Broth ad/ " Why do I cook?" So maybe you will want to try this some day, lots of fun and lots of good mail days!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hoping everyone is snug and safe for a 3 dog night- the opposite of the dog days of Summer I think .