I made my arch using oil pastel crayons for my background (on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper which I gessoed first), rubbed them together with my finger, then coated with matte medium (a Lori Roberts technique). The lovely woman image comes from Rhonda at San Design, the other images are from Kathy at KF Collections. Then, I used white acrylic and floated ovals at the edges to create the appearance of lace. The dots were done holding my breath! :o) Thanks for looking!
I've been reading "Nine Modern Day Muses..." and found this wonderful quote by Terry Cole Whittaker and it just thrilled me. I had it planned out in my head, but it just didn't come out the way I thought it would. I like that image, she's a bit of a train wreck, but she really could care less. Not a bad way to be.
I have this lovely image that I bought many years ago...and now I can't find it! Luckily, I still had a few copies of it in my file. I love it, the couple is so beautiful. I used my Martha Stewart bird punch and Stickles Icicle on the flowers (although it really doesn't show up in a scan). Used some trim from JoAnn's and finished my arch.
The most wonderful image I used is from Kymsart at Etsy. It was sent to me as a freebie! Thanks! And so I created my favorite number, which I have decided will be my next birthday number. Actually - no thanks - don't think I'd want to go back there! LOL!
What a fascinating theme. I found this cute little fellow flying away on a goose! How can you resist that? So with the backdrop of a dirigeable, there's a race on...my money is on the goose. Thanks for looking!
Audrey introduced a fascinating challenge at SPA - Eyes. There are so many wonderful Zetti style postcards, as well as many others to see. I found a great image on a collage sheet from Calico Collage, so I developed my postcard using it.
When I saw the theme for this week, I knew serendipity was at work. My mom sent me an envelope of journals and pictures that I discovered were the journals my dad kept while he was in the Navy. He wrote love poem after love poem to her. He also wrote about his days on board ship and how he longed to be home with her. His writing is so fine and light that I'm having a hard time reading it, but am managing. In the envelope was a small leather picture holder with their wedding photo (part of this piece), a head shot of my mom and a lock of her hair. The holder is in bad shape, too. I can only put the journals in an archival bag and hope that prevents further deterioration. So, when I found these pictures in the envelope, I decided to do a small piece to hang on the wall (going to use Red Lead's French Laundry hanger). I'd been working on it when the theme of water was announced last week at 3 Muses.
I scanned this photo of my dad and used watercolors to enhance it a bit, especially the water. Thanks for looking, I appreciate it!
My computer was "overcome" with the install of Norton. My son has to tinker...you know how it goes. So I've been waiting to post my tag. I just smooshed pink and blue inks over the tag, used an ATC background and stamped over it with writing in gold. So, here's my Paris tag. The lace at the bottom is from an Etsy shop called 5dollarfrenchmarket. It is so cool! The ribbon at the top is seam binding from the same shop.
I haven't participated at Louise's challenge site before, but have been admiring the artwork I've seen, so I thought I'd try my hand at one challenge. Lisa's Altered Images provided the perfect focal point...but the striped part is gray and white and didn't show up all that well on my scan. Still...here is my tag.
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.