I started by using some molding paste and added some texture first. Then used purple and green paint and then added the green napkins. I wasn't really happy with the pastel colors but knew I could add more and cover the parts I didn't like. So I used some darker colors, glued on the handpainted tissue paper that happened to be in the same colors and then added the square "inchie" to finish it off.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
We helped my son and his wife dismantle the old deck to get ready to build the new one. I suddenly invisioned what neat frames the weathered gray "spindles" would make. See last photo!
Friday, July 8, 2011
I'm so glad I got up early and enjoyed the wren for a long time this morning. He sings and sings and today "he" was in and out of the birdhouse-who knows if there is a nest or not! But he's been there every day.
He sits on the branch outside of the house and sings. Even let me take his photo outside when I was watering even though it's not the best view.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
April taught a workshop where we used handwritten recipes so I found a Bran Muffin recipe in my Mom's handwriting. I'm not sure if it's finished -may need another french word (or italian?) Maybe I shouldn't have added the dark lettering right in the middle. Haven't put down the word on the right yet either. One means eat and the other?
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Midwest Collage Society is having a show in St. Charles at the Norris Gallery (part of the Norris H. School) til July 29th. I was one of three Honorable Mention awards with this collage. Not the best photo- I used lots of textured papers in the background as well as some gestural writing papers from a class with Georgia Deaver (partiallly covered up with the tree)
Friday, July 1, 2011
This is a garden in Lockport- all inclosed by a stone wall.