It's weekend - enjoy it!
For 'Inspired by the Masters' at Art Journal Journey I was inspired by Ellen Jackson, an artist from the USA who works with paper to produce woven art, paper patchwork and mosaics etc. Her works integrate weaving and contemporary art. Lately I have enjoyed playing with scraps and strips of paper and fabric to make collages, and to experiment with art forms other than 'just' painting or sewing. This week I had a parcel from Susi, and it was wrapped in grey packing paper. While watching TV I tore it into narrow strips, and that, together with an A3 cardboard from the back of a drawing pad, were the main ingredients for my work. I am sure this is not to everyone's taste, but sometimes I just like to have fun experimenting!
It started off like this:
I splashed some acrylic paints, fairy dust and some sprays onto it.
When it was dry I added in some more strips of paper (this was the wrapping paper from my Galaxy chocolate from Suze)
I added more colours with pan pastels, wove in some strips of old letters and printed papers, and added some leftover alphas, which for me always represent the words we speak or think. I wrote a quote along some of the strips, 'The normal happenings of everyday life, that weave the fabric of life's big scrapbook'. The words are part of the 'about me' I wrote on my profile when I started my blog some years back, and tell what I was aiming for in my blog.
This was a fun project, and I have already started some more paper-play pieces.
Today was very cold and frosty, and rather misty, but I enjoyed my walk along the Rhine:
The water level is still dropping, the tree on the right was standing in the water last week. The blue balloon has gone!
The ducks, geese gulls and the heron were all looking for food:
This ship made a nice splash of colour in the grey surroundings:
The little robin was all puffed up to keep itself warm
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!