Yesterday I spent the whole day with a dear friend who is also an artist. We love our get togethers; we swap ideas, talk inspiration, ogle over each others work (we always make sure we have some ‘show and tell’). It is amazing how we have such similar thoughts and feelings about our art yet our work is completely different which makes it all the more exciting. Such a magic, indulgent day. Thank you my dear friend Jill.
President Obama is visiting here in Australia, better shine up my coffee cups in case he comes visiting 🙂 🙂 🙂
Number 23: Quite a curious little piece. I seem to have had something in most of them that prompts a beginning. This one is the photo of the tree fern. I started immediately putting it in a pot. The first was too small for the plant, the second was far to large, the third was down right ugly, nothing working until I listened carefully and, of course, not in a pot! In the bush. Wasn’t listening silly me. After that it all went smoothly. Once she was in the bush the animals came to see her. Again I was curious as I picked up a scrap of photo and saw a bird head and began to carve with the knife (into the zone I went with that knife of mine). finished and saw it was the head of a bird and the body of a kangaroo? – A kangabird? – birdakang? The very tiny pieces of photo at the very bottom I drew over with zig pen, they are tiny creatures and a mushroom (probably cannot see them on screen). Sun/moon and birds were added. The birds are a direct result of one of the paste papers. I had stamped a small piece of metal into tet piece when making it and when I looked this time I saw the shapes of strange birds.
What shall I call this piece? I thought Australia – Down Under as it looks like our dry bushland but looking a little deeper I feel it is: THE GATHERING – The animals and birds are gathered to welcome the fern from pot to bushland where she belongs.
Number 24 scraps
- 2 x paste papers 1 x mauve, 1 x brown
- 1 x scrap marble paper yellow with green
- 1 x die cut wood pear drop shape
- 1 x blue marble wrapping paper
- 1 x strip frottage on rice paper
- 1 x Kozo paper blue
HAPPY CREATING EVERYONE AND MAY YOUR DAYS BE FILLED WITH PEACE AND HAPPINESS