The weekend is nearly here and I am sure some of you will be looking forward to it!
I made another mixed media journal spread using some 'paint mess' pages. I spilled a big dollop of terracotta paint, so used it to cover 2 pages, and then did a bit of brush wiping on top of that. I added the blue round the edges with oil pastels, as it looked a bit sad. I collaged lots of stuft, stamped Ryn's lovely bubbles, added fragments of text, and of course, Mr Umbrella Man had to join in again. The text is from Psalm 72:6, *He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass; as showers that water the earth*. I don't know why, but this text was floating around in my head as I made the page. I love the Hebrew poetry of the psalms, which repeats ideas using different words instead of rhyming.
I am linking to AJJ, Happiness, as there are lots of things here make me happy - the lovely stamp from Ryn which Sandy sent me, the animals, butterflies and birds, Mr U.M., and fragments of words.
This morning I walked along the Rhine, and round by the church and heard a duck quacking from somewhere above my head. I looked up and saw a duck sitting on the top of a high wall:
The Hedge between my fave path and the school playground:
And last but not least, I am joining in a pay-it-forward art project. Here are the details, and I would be happy if some of you would join in:
* Pay It Forward Art-making Project for 2014 *
I promise to make a small work of art for the first five people who comment on this post and say "YES, I want in". A 'like' alone is not enough of a commitment, nor is a comment about thinking Pay It Forward is a great idea.
You must in turn post this as your status update and make something for the first five who comment on your status.
The rules are simple:
– It has to be your work, made by you, and the recipient must receive it before 2014 ends.
– It can be anything art-based: a drawing/illustration or a conceptual work of art, a photograph, a knitted item, cross-stitch, paper maché – or anything in between.
I'm paying this forward thanks to Marji Yes, you can be on each other's pay it forward lists.
First five, GO!
Step 1Copy&Paste this (see below) as your latest entry on your favourite social website (in my case, its this blog)
Step 2For the first five people who comment on your blog entry saying they want to participate, you will do an art trade with them that must be completed by December 31st 2014. I would count as the first person so technically you only need another four. If you find your friends are keen you can do as many as you want.
Step 3All forms of art count including creative writing , photography, digital anything goes!
If you have any more qustions, just email me and let me know
I hope you have all stayed awake through this long post!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!