Hope you are all well and fit. Thanks for all the good wishes, I am staying home for a couple of days and hoping to feel better soon.
Today I took my inspiration from Joan Miró. I made this painting a couple of years back for a challenge. It is painted with acrylics on an A3 paper. I wanted to make it a bit surreal, so I made an abstract background inside 'my' head and drew Miró's 'Woman in front of the sun' onto it.
For my new piece, I printed a copy of 'my' head onto an old dictionary page and fussy cut it. I made a background in my A3 journal using oil pastels in yellow and pink (for the sun). I heated it with the heat gun to make the oil pastels melt, that way it is possible to write on it afterwards with sharpies or gel-pens. I used the pattern of the woman's hair to put some punky 'hair' around 'my' head. Once again I used oil pastels which I heated. I added the title and the Miró's name and dates of his birth and death, and a few scraps of tissue tape as embellishments. It was fun making new from old for this. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, inspired by the masters.
Today I have some photos taken through my (not very clean) window. I nailed some fat balls onto the side walls of my balcony for the tits, as they rarely get a look-in at the feeder which is always hogged by their larger colleagues.... Those big guys - pigeons, jays, magpies and crows - would love to get at the fat-balls, so I watched them flattering like humming birds in front of them, and trying in vain to get at the goodies. It seems to be a case of the other man's grass is always greener!
Have a great Sunday, take care of yourselves,
and thanks a lot for coming by.