Good morning you all. We had another stormy evening and night here, wet, wild and windy! Lots of thunder and lightning, too. But now the sun is shining, probably specially for Paint Party Friday!
Yesterday I had a lovely surprise in the post, a mail art envelope filled with goodies, and I will show the pictures tomorrow, as today is Party time. I have been painting a lot this week; it seems to do me good just now. Kristin and Eva are hosting PPF as usual, so go on over if you can and see what people are up to.
I have painted another one of my blue self portraits, I have called it *Self dialogue with poetry*. I don’t know why I keep wanting to paint these stylized portraits just now, but I think in art it is good to do what you feel is right, and this feels right for me just now. Here it is.
In the dialogue I am talking to myself, or reading poetry to myself, something I often do, as there’s nobody else to talk to. But at least I get halfways intelligent answers, so that’s something. And I only get to hear poetry or books I like! There are some of my favourite authors there – Heinrich Heine, Paul Celan, Annette von Droste Hülshoff, Nelly Sachs and Rose Ausländer, to name just a few. Being surrounded with words and music I like to hear is very important, and I often listen to music or poetry from CDs while I am painting. And I have taken a photo of all three *blue ladies* togther. Had to put them onto to the floor for that, ans make sure my toes weren't on the picture.
Then I did a lot of green painting yesterday, which has to be kept secret till Monday, for thr *Summer of Colour*. I have never painted with green before - just green, and I'm not sure if I will do it again!
In the afternoon I made a tag for the *Grungy Monday* Challenge over at Studio L3. You have to use a technique of Tim Holtz, which can be found on the
Tim Holtz Blog, January 2008
I made the skull using this technique, and then made it into a little fairy-tale collage tag. As I love using all these elements, it was. as always, fun to make!
So, that was it for today. Have a nice day, take care, and thanks for visiting!