I took my birthday off work and played. Besides buying myself a new blackberry as a present, I ended up working on a couple of ongoing art projects. The painting was a result of wanting to try crackle paste, and the wallhanging of wanting to explore paint and stamping on canvas. I need to get the latter sewn together, but I dont like to move too quickly. I would rather think about all my options and take my time.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I dont really "paint" but I would like to. My issue with that is perspective. Mine needs to be developed and when I try to make anything look realistic it is still just out of my reach. But I still can find a "happy place" when I pick up some paint on a brush, water or gel medium
and go to town. I keep a paper towel and palette knife in the other hand, and if it FEELS GOOD-I DO IT. I think I will call this Sunshine on the Bayou.....
Saturday, September 5, 2009
One of my friends just had her 35th wedding anniversary. She isnt big on handmade gifts, but I have been wanting to try this technique of using polymer clay on stretched canvas...works great by the way. It would help if you have an idea of what you want it to look like when you are done....but I never do things that way. I had a dickens of a time copying the photo from the local paper and getting it put on the piece without smears or glue drops making a mess. I made several copies of the photo and kept pasting them on top of each other. Kind of a happy accident as it made a lacy outside and raised the subject off the surface. Some of you may recognize the subjects!! :-0
It has been a long time since my last post, but I am still here creating. I find I have morphed into more of a mixed media fanatic. I want to try a new technique every time I sit down. I have a real thirst for books and articles that jump start ideas. I work part time for the Methodist thrift store in our area and I drag home everything that I touch and feel a spark....old lace, plates, hymnals, and anything wool or silk. When I have an idea I can usually just go to my workroom and produce what I need for a project....it is like an addiction...but a harmless one!!