Do you ever feel like this when you read your mail??? When I read the letters forming the background I imagined how “Dear George ” felt. Each letter was from a different woman who thought George should be hers alone! I hope he laughed and found his true love elsewhere! Its fun to pretend you are in control once in a while! My friend Corrine sent me some envelopes of few of which contained these old letters. It took me a while to get “roundtuit ” , but what great background they make!
This has been a looong winter and its only just begun! I’ve had enough already. So when I had the need to paint I came up with the above – a lady in a bathing suit gazing at warm places! Didnt try for that, it was just what came out of a pile of assorted pictures! The background is bits and oieces of previously painted papers. Try it - just reach in the pile some dreary day and see if your work echoes your dreams!And let the rest of us know!
Some days I just have to do something different. I had made a pile of background papers–now what to do with them? I cut some trees from a favorite background and glued them down. pretty fancy trees! I was rooting in a drawer for something else when I came across some crows I had stamped earlier. Aha she said ! just the thing! Crow Heaven! who knows what they dream of while in the tops of trees. The sunflowers came from another stash. I got the”" I have to paint” out of my system and you have something to smile at!
On cold days we need warm things and its cold here in the East today! So I am bringing you a picture that seems on the warm side! Two of my favorite subjects - crows and circles! Both were created from hand stamped paper, then adhered to the red background with matte medium. Just fun on a chilly day. What are you doing to warm up?
Teaching peace is as important as “preaching” peace! If our children grew up understanding “peace” many things would be different today! And can be tomorrow! Maybe we wouldnt have so many anger driven shootings in our country! what are your thoughts? We’d like to hear them!
Here’s one for you to try! The Dancers above were created from the recipe below. This background paper is made from everything but the kitchen sink! Our thanks to the unknown who gave us these instructions! Cut a large piece of cardstock weight paper or rosin paper for the base. Glue to it paper strips created from old paintings, magazines, trials, scribbles you name it! Use long strips to completely cover the paper edge to edge. layer it so one edge covers the previous edge. Let it dry! then glue shorter , thiner strips at an angle on top! use contrasting prints in colors that agree with the first layer! Be sure all are glued tightly! let dry completely. When dry glue magazine images of bodies, clothing, jewels - whatever you like on top. again let dry well. When dry you can glaze,stamp, add words and scribble with gold paint! Then when you need a special look cut from your page as I did to make figures. They are always different! have fun! And let us see what you create!
Always searching for ways to bring Peace, these woman keep walking ! We all need to keep searching for ways to bring peace….to our neighborhood, our town ,our country! Right now I wish there was peace among our representatives in the House and Senate!