Hi you all!
I have had a busy week, moving furniture round and trying to get my stash
reorganised, not an easy job. Now it is tidy, and I threw out a big sack of bits and bobs which am sure I would have been able to use sometime, but for which there is unfortunately no space in my little apartment. Before the big clean out, I knew exactly in which pile I could find stuff, now I can't find anything. But I have made a resolution to put labels on all those tidy drawers and boxes, in the hope that I will find my way around sooner or later.
For Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin, I have once again re-purposed some old canvases, each 15" x 7 1/2". After painting the backgrounds with light colours I did some stenciling with a CWS stencil and then used some templates I cut myself to draw the shadow figures on the canvases, before painting them with black acrylic. Some of the figures need a second coat of black, which still has to be done. I found a pile of old letters in my stash, which were written on very thin airmail paper back in the thirties and forties, and which are, unfortunately, disintegrating, so after copying them, I glued some fragments onto my canvases.This letter was written in 1945. At first I wanted to paint over them, but decided to leave them as they are. This is my way of trying to conserve these fragments. I have called this set of pictures 'Light, shadows and fragments of the past'.
This picture shows them in place on my kitchen wall.
I am also linking to the 'three Muses' challenge - use script, text or type, and to
Our Creative Corner - words.
Have a good day, take care, and thanks for coming by!