For this challenge at Artists in Blogland three prompts were given, of which we had to use at least one:
a headline prompt - Inventing the future
a colour prompt - warm colours - reds, oranges, pinks, yellows
a quote prompt - The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time ( A. Lincoln)
I decided to go with the colour and quote prompts. I started off with gesso, and added yellow metallic and pink acrylics painted with a thick brush. Then I used some red spray over some templates and leaves, and stamped over the still wet pages with a script stamp.
Then I collaged various images, keeping to the colour scheme. Like life, past or future, there are many layers hidden beneath the paint and the pictures, The script, which is partly visible, tells part of the story. Other quotes have been written and then covered or partly covered by other things. As in life, we always see only a part of the story. The butterflies symbolize new life and metamorphosis, faces change in the course of time, The lady - perhaps from thousand and one nights - symbolizes dreams and hopes; Buddha stands for strength, wisdom, continuity. I could write more, but I think it is important that everybody must make their own journey of discovery, based on the past, and headed towards the future. The quote has been printed onto a transparent foil and laid over the right side.
The profile has been cut from DP, the other images were in my stash, the head of Buddha is from a serviette.
I stamped the corners using archival black and a stamp from LaBlanche.
And I got some happy Mail on Friday from Annette. I won this lovely little tag hanger in a little giveaway on her blog. It is already hanging on the wall in my kitchen. It is beautifully made, with several layers of textiles and lace.
And these goodies came with it:
Thanks a bunch Annette!
Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!