At the end of last weekend it was here:
This weekend I added some tiny dots for more size variety (hole punch size from a pepsi box), gessoed over the circles to push them back a bit, added my "stem" drips with india ink.
In between and around working on this, I also dug out the stash of fall leaves I pressed and dried last year. I haven't known what to do with them, they're just pretty. I tried an experiment and coated a few in gel medium and attached to postcards and sent them off into the world. They survived! So, I picked my prettiest leaves and coated them all in preparation for more art uses.
Early this year Karen (I am Rushmore) participated in a swap of Inspiration Card Deck cards and I wanted to participate but found it too late. Now I'm on top of it and eager to join in. There's lots of time because it's not due til 11/15 - you can check her site and see how she's tackling the task of altering/decorating 52 playing cards and then adding a bit of inspiration to each card. At the end of the swap you'll have an entirely different deck, filled with 52 creative sound bites of creative love! (whew, a bit flowery doncha think?) Anyway, I got started. My thought is to keep a few cards in progress at all times on my desk and add to them with bits and pieces of ongoing projects - very different from how Karen is approaching hers. If you think it sounds like fun and want to join in, visit here. It's going to be FUN!
Host Jessica says:
Last, but not least, I tackled a solution to a long standing problem. I can't draw bodies, human forms, anything remotely like that but sometimes I wish I could add a body/form to my journal page or art. So I finally tried something I'd been mulling around for awhile. I'm sure I've seen it somewhere online but when or where, I have no idea.
I went through my photos looking only at body positions, printed them in black and white and traced the body shape with a marker. Cut it out. Traced it onto my art. Easy. THEN, how about if I make a stamp of it? So I traced it onto that thin little craft foam, cut it out and glued it to a piece of foam core. Instant stamp. Cool results. I have more body shapes that will be showing up. Hooray - this was a fun, easy project with great results.....
Started with a reworked piece of art on 8x6 watercolor paper - collage and paint.
Traced and painted figure & words added.... (maybe some day I'll get brave enough to try adding hair!)
Added to the art on the right, body cutout and foam stamp in center and stamped image on left.
So, once again I had a fruitful weekend.....all this plus time for a beach combing walk, an afternoon spent with friends watching college football and a Netflix movie to unwind at night. All in all, a great weekend.
Hope yours was fabulous too.