No more "longish" hair for me. I'm back to short hair, but it took 3 haircuts to get there! The first came in Oklahoma...nice haircut, with the longish sides. I couldn't handle it, tho. That straightening iron just didn't get along with me, so it was back to using the curling iron...and I was spending a lot of time trying to get my hair right. Ok, 2nd haircut, at Bubbles...came out of there and my DIL said "Gee, mom, there's a picture of your mom, and your hair looks just like that!" I knew the one she was referring to, it was from the 1950s. I like retro - in my art. So, the next day I went to Hair Cuttery and asked Sue to layer my hair, cut it short, no tapered sides...and I came out with a normal, great haircut...with the hot, humid weather and my naturally curly/frizzy hair, this haircut is a relief!!! I wash it, comb it back and go! Yippeee!!!! Freedom! In the meantime, I made some moos! These are blue...hmmm...do I like blue? Not sure.
Lately, most evenings are spent in the company of thunder (some of it ground shaking), lightening and rain...not just a gentle rain, but buckets full of rain. I needed to get out to run errands, but it helps to see when you are driving. So, home I stayed. I managed to catch the last half of "A Hard Day's Night". Talk about a blast from the past...
But, I did make an ATC the other night for a group I'm in. We needed to use a page from a book for the background. I found this lovely page in my stash and a very faded picture.
Years ago, I started painting with oils. Never thought I'd give them up, but I did...for acrylics. I loved tole painting, but then one day I painted on paper and look out...I had always collected paper, I didn't know why, but now I do. It was just the tip of the iceberg for this crazy passion for altered art...but getting back to my original question...what do you like to work with --- oils, acrylics, pencils, watercolors, gouache, oil pastels --- in your altered art. I'm sure there are a few I've missed, but you know what I mean! Or maybe all of them...yeah...why not?
I found a comment from Claudine Hellmuth on my posting on 9 June about my peeled paper background that I worked on. Now how cool is that...she liked it!!!
I'm such a fledgling at trying these techniques, but I did like this one. It was mighty easy to do, the one mistake I made was I used the blue painter's tape, and I think it was too flimsy to tear the vintage paper I used. But if that's all you have, you use several applications of the tape to the same area and it works out.
So, what did I learn? Keep trying! Wow, I'm jazzed!!! Thanks, Claudine!!! What a thrill!
Continuing with the peeled paper technique, I made a simple ATC out of part of the background sheet I created yesterday. I chose the theme of 1940s famous redheads...Susan Hayward, Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball. I love those movies, so here's my tip of the hat to them. And I have enough of my background sheet to make more ATCs or other pieces of art.
Boy, things do get away from me. Trying to find time for art, but it's hard. Having issues with my lower back, so now I'm going to get the shots in my spine...whooopeee! Do I know how to have fun? Well, in spite of it all, and that includes a nerve block on my left leg...I am making a little bit of art here and there...I tried Claudine Hellmuth's peeled paper technique. I had to work at it a bit, but it came out well. I completed the background, now I'm going to start working on the ATC. So here's the backgroun
Born and raised a city girl (Chicago). Now I live 23 miles south of D.C. Have loved art all my life. Primarily self taught. Raised 3 sons solo and they are my pride and joy. I have a 7 yr old granddaughter and a 2 year old grandson. They are the apples of my eye, and I hope they will love art as I do.