i just organized all of my paper die cuts and remembered that i had quite a few different birds so thought this would make a great little collection for menagerie. i stenciled on leaves and branches then added some postage stamp birds to further the exhibition of the day. it is a full composition but the colors are just so pleasing to my creative eye that this one will be out in the studio for a while. so, what is your word for the day?
love this vine, bittersweet that is. we don't have it in our yard but down the street it grows up a telephone pole and well, along with my camera, i am a frequent visitor there. i am drawn to the wonderful orange coloration surrounded by a mass of winding tendrils of all sizes and colors of green to dark chocolate brown. love, really, is all i can say. in the fall these little berries seem to pop right out of their skin leaving these tiny orange leaves that get all moldy and spotted with decay giving this vine so much texture i cannot stand it. my creative senses are definitely on overload whenever i visit this huge vine. after all, what's not to love, tiny orange berries against a fall blue sky, just pure bliss no matter what you say! happy thanksgiving!
IMAGINE. hope you are wanting to play and have fun, that is the whole point of putting this all together in one little package!
i loved the definition of eerie which is lonely; weird; gloomy; mysterious.
i think they all fit him perfectly. in order to keep the intrigue going i felt a payne's grey blue would be in order. it is much brighter blue in the photo than in the actual artwork but i love all the textures i achieved. bubble wrap into wet paint was the first layer, added paint drips, stamped coffee stains and spattered paint equalled pure magic!
lacing (noun) - action of one that laces; braid of a uniform; a rope through the eyelet of a sail; colored border of a flower; a shoestring; metal clip to unite ends of belts; segment of a leaf.
can you see the dilemma of making art with it? the one that intrigued me the most was the eyelet of a sail so here is my rendition with my own quirky twist. it is my art after all which means my imagination run rampant :D
laurie speltz makes a great number stencil with a variety of sizes on one sheet. i picked my favorites and had fun placing them around the page. i chose various hues of blue to represent the blueprints i love to look at but other than that, there was no rhyme or reason to it. i have to say, this page was finished in about 10 minutes, i absolutely love when art comes together without an effort. have fun, rip out a page and let your mind wander - it's art after all!
todays dictionary page word was "flourish". i love paris and always think of it as very artistic with a certain flair in the air. it is my dream place, one day i will get there. i do have a future date with the eiffel tower, promise i will get there. it is a place i have been enamored with since eighth grade and let me tell you, that has been a long time. i used a paper napkin to create this little vignette giving focus to flourish as i went. although i'm not a pink person, i loved the combination of the roses with the dirty blue grey and well, i just couldn't help myself. so, what was your word today? are you inspired to do some dictionary art with me yet? i sure hope so :D
i love words.
all of them.
me to discover
new ones each
and every day.
i play words
and can even be
found doing a
now and then.
a book of words.
can it get better?
not thinking so.
dictionaries are like a drug for me. i need them and have quite a few. i have especially been collecting them in all sizes and shapes since becoming enamored with mixed media. they make great backgrounds, can be cut up for individual words for a special meaning or well, can be used for just about anything else you want.
so, my daily challenge...to create art letting one word on the dictionary page inspire me. no rhyme or reason, just pick one. can you believe in a random pick i pulled out the page with MUSE on it. what great luck. here's my muse page, i hope it inspires you to pull out, dust off and actually use that wondrous book i know you have hidden somewhere - the dictionary.