I keep saying each time how much fun each piece is to do, but this one was really fun to do. It rolled along with an excitement. Each piece seemed to yell – me, me, me. The piece itself had to be centered around the cat of course. What cat does not like to be the centre of attention? I am not sure that Sharlee (that is what she likes to be known by) is very happy with me. I decided to take over and show you her ‘Home Sweet Home” or ‘My Pad’ as she calls it. She is very proud of her abode but wasn’t sure she wanted it shown on the internet. She worries other cats will see it and encroach on her territory. So as a result I must request, please do not show your cat this collage.
Yes, Sharlee lives in an alley filled with all the comforts for an alleycat. I asked her to smile but as I said she is worried about other cats coming on her territory. I cannot give out her address.
Nothing technical about this one, just pure unadulterated fun fun fun. I covered the surface with a Letraset Tria Markers which have an ultra fine nib, a blunt end then the large angle marker. I have to say I have had them for so many years and am amazed they still work. Some of the ultra fine have dried up but that is to be expected. They are quick and easy to use and can cover a surface quickly. I like the way they sink into the watercolour paper but because the paper has a roughness it doesn’t cover it evenly which leaves you with a nice, almost mottle look (you can see what I mean with the brickwork where there are plenty of little patches of light. They have an odour but not like other markers, I am quite sensitive to marker smell and these do not bother me. That nice strip of thick twisted handmade paper made a nice ‘veranda’ to the residence in the alleyway.
Now I want to hand my blog over to a couple of very talented people. Donna does a lot of creating and has the best studio for inspiration. This is ‘Medicine Woman’ She is not finished yet, Donna has been listening to what she wants (yes, her work talks to her as well). I just love Medicine Woman, the colours just make me feel so happy, she has that ‘wow’ factor: http://www.donnadidit.net/
Look what Nia did, how great is this. She is a great photographer and has been saying she would like to attempt a collage but worried she might not be good at it…well…I am sure we all agree this is one cool collage and of course I am just so pleased that I was included, thank you Nia. I love the way she has incorporated her love of music and of course it wouldn’t be Nia without a camera. Nature is represented with birds and butterflies, the world is a great inclusion as it represents us all. Happiness of balloons, hearts and I like to think that is me next to my name. I just love her.
Both these girls are such an inspiration to me, thank you girls.
- 1 x yellow net
- 1 x green and pale pink paste paper
- 1 x marbled card
- 1 x grey wrapping paper with clock and numbers on it
- 1 x scrap wrapping paper with partial stamp on it
- 2 x little scraps of pulp paper, one with little leaves embedded in it (well, nearly falling out actually)
- 1 x strip of grey card
- 1 x square die cut cardboard
- 1 x piece of card that looks like I have treated it with everything I could find – why? who knows.