Hi Everyone, before I get on to Number 21 I have to show you this little ladybird. She came to visit my garden this morning on the stake of my tomato plant. There was just the tiniest piece of sunshine on the stake between the stems and she sat there warming herself. I love tiny things that are way down low. I bought this new little camera so I am trying it out. I am very impressed with it so far. My other camera was quite old in the sense of technology and whilst this is only a digital it does a great job. I can get in very close and it adjusts itself automatically. On my other one I had to put it on settings. This is a Canon IXUS 220HS – it wasn’t very expensive but easy to use and looks like it will do me fine. I also tried it out on these agapantha flowers and given that I am not a photographer I was most pleased.
Number 21 – Upside down rainy day
Why upside down rain? Well, I was in the ‘zone’ having a great time then when I came back into reality I realised I had done the ‘raindrops’ upside down. doh! I tried pulling a couple off but I am so good pushing the glue into the paper so things will stick and the fact that I used the beautiful serviette which is very delicate, it just was not possible…but in the world of creativity, we can have what ever we wish. Upside down rain sounds rather delicious actually. Strolling in upside down rain sounds like a nice fantasy land.
This one was also fun, playful. Now that I am looking at it objectively I could have blended the line between the sky and garden part better. I loved playing with gel pens, textas, water soluble oil pastels and anything I could find in my treasure chest of art materials on the umbrellas. I just realised as well, no moon or sun in this one but it is a very rainy day and at least there are clouds (they are featuring often). The piece of serviette serves well as the background. So Number 21 is born.
Number 22 Scraps:
- 1 x picture of carpet from Turkey (cut from magazine)
- 1 x strip pink me-teinte pastel paper
- 1 x curly piece of watercolour paper (wonder what I cut from that)
- 1 x half circle handmade pulp paper
- 1 x strip of, not sure if it is Japanese rice paper with a beautiful inlaid pieces of delicate grasses.
- 1 x little orange glass bead on a piece of wire