Oh boy, did I have fun with this. Very quickly it said ‘carousel and I was excited to start. The colours seemed right, and away we went, beautiful carousel music played in my head as the horses gently made their way onto their poles. sparkly gel pens, dancing movement. This was pure joy. I just love carousels. I try to go on them wherever I go, especially the original ones.
I didn’t feel comfortable using the horses I had drawn, just not right, so in this case I traced a small horse from a book using a 4b pencil then rubbed over the back of the tracing paper to transfer it to the pieces of the scraps I wanted to use.
Slicing the poles and bits and pieces were a joy. Once I start slicing I’m in another world. When I am cutting a shape with my craft knife, it is unusual that I draw it first. I think about the things I want to cut. If it is a plant or tree I feel its root system where it is coming from and going to, its shape, bark and branches. An animal..I make it real in my head and it seems to flow through to the knife. Does anyone else know what I am saying. Doesn’t have to be cutting, could be anything that you do.I would like to know if others feel this as well…or…I could be just insane 🙂
- An interesting piece of ‘reindeer’ wrapping paper
- Silver tin foil (very thin)
- Blue paste paper
- Blue marble wrapping paper
- small piece tissue paper
- two pieces of dark colour paste paper
My actions are my only true belongings.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh,
I love this new camera, Ladybird on parsley this morning.
Happy playing everyone.