Saturday, February 27, 2016
The word this week was Playful, the quote, Live like an adult, play like a child and we had to put circles somewhere on the page.I stenciled a background, doesnt show up much, cut out circles and a bird from gelli print paper, drew flowers around the circles using my inktense pencils. fun and simple. My printing, stencilling is still not great but it gives me something to play with every week.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Not really a painting, mixed media I suppose. The title of this days page was fearless and we had to cut out our words. I wasnt sure I could sketch a skier so I went to some old ski magazines, would you believe 1982! and having drawn in and painted my mountain and then used a silver spray and a stencil, which doesnt really show I found an extreme shot and cut it out. As an ex skier, who loved black runs I had to overcome my fear of heights. Looking back we had a ball but perhaps my replacement parts (knee and shoulder) are due to those carefree days. Oh we did have fun, and the runs in Austria,Switzerland and New Zealand as well as the early days here in Australia were challenging but memorable. Great to look back on.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Feeling a bit sad and shattered and felt this was appropriate. We went to a good friends funeral yesterday, although it was lovely and beautifully done it was a funeral. For him a release from the big C but he left behind a family and a wife in dementia care. I know he would have liked to have gone after her but it wasnt to be. I think it is all getting closer to home.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Not really happy with this one the Challenge was kindness and we had to use a stamp. I think there are about 6 layers on this as each time I tried to use a stamp it didnt stamp properly. finally I found these hand made stamps, one still didnt stamp out well but I filled it in with a sharpie and cut out the hearts and flowers. The best I could do with a real mess but I didnt want to not use the page. Hope next week is easier.