Saturday, March 16, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
|old bottle with lace and label|
added pearls, charms and other trinkets to the contents
|Journal with beaded closure|
it has been rainy and chilly in the Islands
Staying indoors mostly and getting a bit done
Finished another painting today between showers
Here are some new things that will go into my shop soon, they are a lace book, a journal and an altered bottle with stash inside
|the lace book|
made all of the pages from various old textiles and some scrim
Friday, March 8, 2019
Trying to think of ways to re-use my art.
it is work wasted to do it only once
My idea is to use a painting or piece of art again in another way
So I painted my version of a Monet picture, my favorite artist by the way
Then copied the painting and printed it in 4 onto card
and gathered 4 nice ivory greeting card blanks with envelopes and made them into a gift.
To create them I cut the art out with deckle scissors and ran an ink pad around the edges
Another copy was printed and from that I cut circles for the envelopes. See image.
After gluing the art to the cards, the envelopes were added with a circle of my art on the back flaps and all were tied with twine
|circles cut from print|
Project for National craft month
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
I painted this quick Ballerina for a young dancer I know
One of those times when I sit and sketch not really thinking
Challenge myself to work on body positions and faces.
So I am standing in my paint area putting a leg this way and that, same for my arms
I think I missed the boat with that.
Finished it in an hour and went to throw it out, often do that.
But spied an old card mount that worked perfectly
So now it is a finished labor of love