(Bird's nest from Lisa's Altered Art and vintage girl / head from The Graphic's Fairy.)
Scrapbooking? Mixed Media? I dunno. What I do know is that I miss printing (and actually using) pictures of Kendra since I stopped scrapping, and I've been looking for a way to incorporate more of her (even if it's just her body in this case ;) into my work.
My friend's recently published piece in Somerset Memories in which she used a photo as as the main element in her art, inspired me to try the same. . . here is what I came up with . . .
I've been bit by the painting bug lately, thanks to the weekly art and imagination found over at Paint Party Friday. . . big hugs to Eva and Kristin for their time and dedication in hosting this beautiful community.
"You Are Here" was inspired by the directional maps often found in large malls in which a red dot shows the pedestrian (or lost shopper ;) their location. I used both Golden Acrylics and Caran D' Ache watercolor crayons in addition to a bit of Stickles glitter on the heart, er dot . . .
Thanks for stopping by: to see more painterly pieces, check out the Party for yourself . . .
I made it! I've been loitering around Paint Party Friday for a few weeks now promising myself that I'll join the fun, but today I actually did something about it! I've been in somewhat of a collage kick since the Summer and I have to say that it felt good to get out the 'ole paints again and have a go . . .
"Hello, Bird" is very much a work in progress: as a matter of fact, all I have now is this floating head on a large 16 x 20 canvas panel:
It's being done for my childhood friend who dislikes (I'm being nice) birds so much, it has become her nickname. I'm not sure where I will go from here (although you can bet there'll be a bird in there somewhere ;) but I appreciate the chance to show you what I've done so far. Fingers crossed, I'll have it finished by next week at this time. . .
Thanks to Eva & Kristin for their wonderful idea and generous spirit in putting this party together: I have to say, I love it already!