Today I have the second of the masculine tags I started some
weeks back. The first one went off to a friend, but I don't yet know
who will be getting this one. I started out with a 10" tag
which I gessoed, painted with gold & brown metallics,
and collaged with various scraps. I stenciled the numbers
and the diamonds with structure paste, and added more
collaged scraps in between when it was dry. I used lots of
gilding flakes to give more colour. 'My' man was drawn with
charcoal. I sewed it onto 2 layers of recycled card.
I used a ball-chain and paper clip instead of ribbon
or twine for the hanger.
I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge, masculine and to
Mixed media monthly, a year of choices - I chose # 32
For Sandra's Go tag Thursday I made a digital
tag for her theme of fruit. Having recently seen the wonderful
Lucas Cranach exhibition here, I was inspired to use one of his works.
The quote is from Martin Luther, who was painted
frequently by Cranach. As there are animals on it, I am also
linking it to our challenge at Tag Tuesday
and to Digitally made, where I made the Top 3 last month:
And last but not least, I made a hybrid piece for Rosie's
circles theme at Art Journal Journey.
I was just having fun making colourful circle doodles in
'my' head and using my own painted backgrounds:
The post title is the beginning of a little verse I learned as a child:
Pigs and goats like eating oats,
Goats and pigs like doing jigs.
Well, the ones I met in Neuss on Thursday weren't doing jigs,
but they looked happy and contented.
This pig sat looking at me and grunted each time
I said something to him, too funny!
And here the second one:
The goats and rams were very funny to watch:
This one was very curious and liked being fed by G, which
gave me the opportunity to take the pics:
More photos to follow!
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!