The other day I was desperate to do something with my hands, make something , create something besides lunch and dinner , besides changing diapers and cleaning the muck off the floor. In 20 minutes time I had an old kids magazine cut up and pasted onto some water color paper. I used my fabric pinking sheers…ooops…but it was worth it. The bits of the stories are really random …but that’s what makes them so great…they are like little fortune cookies! I got so excited about making my own cards…(these are for thank yous for my etsy shop by the way)…well I went out and had a stamp made form an Art Nouveau border I am in love with …I scanned it from one of my coveted Scena Illustrata magazines. Anyway, hope to do more with that in the future
I have been working on a series of collage and water color drawings. I was hoping to do 12 of them for the 12 months…we will see. I use old magazines, water color paper and, ink and water colors. It’s been fun and relaxing…when I have the time. I could only scan parts of the drawings/ collages because they are quite large. You can get an idea from the pieces…they are a bit weird :-))! I was hoping to get them done by my birthday. April seems a bit too soon now …maybe by the next birthday I hope!
Water, ink and color splashes…that is all I have time for these days ..if I’m lucky!
If I had the time I would make an alphabet of fruit for my two young boys.
I started a few last fall, grapes and lemons and figs…maybe this fall I can move forward with P for pomegranate and T for tomatos..although I have already tried to make a tomato and it turned out like a pumpkin.