9/23/2009 08:52:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 7 Comments »
I've been really busy lately, and haven't taken (I almost said "haven't had") time to spend on art. I know that the time is always there - I just have to find it and do it. But, sometimes I get distracted and find that by the end of the day I'm really tired and just can't find the energy to go to my studio and do anything. Also, I've been in a bit of a slump lately when it comes to knowing what to do and how to do it. So, I decided that I would do a bit of collage (which I haven't done in quite awhile), and just play with paper and ink. Since I have a few postcard addresses from Postcrossing that I want to take care of, it seemed like a perfect match.

I'm not sure this card is finished yet, but I thought I'd share it anyway while I ponder what, if anything, to do next on it. I first covered the background with ink using a makeup sponge, stamped and embossed the plant on the left, added the torn paint chip in the lower corner (which is textured like sand), then put the picture of the fairy and Pinocchio on it. The blue paper on the top is a torn napkin, and I stamped the 2 birds on. I have a really ancient manual typewriter (I'll post a picture of it some day - I mean it's really, really old) which I used to type the quote on old, yellowed paper that I have, then added the red German scrap top and bottom. The silver star is cut out of some stickers that a charitable organization sent in a "send us some money, please" mailing. The card is nothing special, but at least doing it gave me the feeling that I spent a bit of time on art.

Tomorrow I'm going to a friend's apartment to help her paint it, then Friday I have to finish baking 24 dozen cookies for a party my son and his wife are having. I have 4 kinds baked and frozen, but I have 4 or 5 more kinds to bake by Saturday afternoon. I'll try to post again before the weekend .... I'm sure I'll need the break from painting and baking!


Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Nancy,

I think this card is finished and is beautiful.

You never fail to amaze me.

Good luck with the cookies and the painting.

I'll email you when I get back into town.


peggy gatto said...

The card is adorable!!!
Thanks for voting for me at spoonflower!!!

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

This is WONDERFUL, Nancy! I LOVE it!!!!!

Cathie Tonkins said...

I love your collage! Great Ideas and use of odd things. Now I know what to do with those stikers I get in the Mail! :0)

Leah said...

what a lovely card! i love the bird.

Gary said...

Great way to get back working on art. I've even tore up old paintings and used as collage as a way to get going again.Good luck with the baking. There's always "something" you can do with any piece - but this one doesn't need it. I really love the quote.

Catriona said...

love the fish, its gorgeous. great quote too!