When you are growing, it isn't always pleasant or easy
My best friend was diagnosed with lung cancer and after four months of incredibly debilitating treatment, she elected to stop. Four months later she was gone.
And two weeks later her husband elected to end his life.
My husband and I are devastated but we woke up this morning and it is our mission to enjoy the moment for those who can't.
Many of you who have followed my art journey know that whatever I do, it is usually lite and bright.
Imagine my surprise when I started a mixed media piece in bright blue and yellow and it evolved into a dark moody piece (for me anyway). I guess it reflects what is going on in my life right now.
I don't mind it, I just find it curious what our muse can do when left alone.
Back in May I posted a cut up yupo piece.
I was never happy with it and decided, early in September to change it.
So the one above became the one below and really made me think of 9/11. I had hoped I could somehow save the color of the yupo bits but oh well, it was not to be.
Today I pulled out a background and hoped by now my morbid muse had been replaced by my old familiar muse. And here it is
This started out as a watercolor on yupo background. Then I rolled it with acrylic.
Then I stamped it and used stencils
It was a fun project and I got to use one of my ho-hum backgrounds and turn it into something.
This gives you a peak at the original background
Work has been so crazy lately and my best friend has been in hospice so there has't been much time for art. Sadly, she lost her battle a couple of days ago. Not an art friend but one that I shared just about everything else with. It will be lonely without her, for sure.
Wishing everyone a Happy PPF and treasure every moment.
A long weekend in Hayden Lake, Idaho inspired me to have another look
at a background I had done on massa paper months ago.
I am only starting as you can see on the right, I will negative paint out the trees on the left
and have a great memory of our time with friends in Idaho.
I have another massa hiding under the bed and am thinking of retrieving it and maybe creating some geraniums in a pot...we'll see.
Another sample of my geometrics. The yellow was the base color.
I really am not happy with the results but maybe if I stash it under the bed, it will appeal more in 6 or 7 months. Speaking of stashes, the collection of stencils I have made for various projects is growing to the point it could be a fire hazard. I keep thinking I will reuse the stencil...NOT!!!
With many thanks to our Paint Party Friday hosts Kristin and Eva, I wish you a Happy PPF!
Many of you are aware of the many backgrounds I create with different types of paint on yupo paper.
One of my favorites is just wetting the paper, dumping acrylic paint on it and letting the colors work together. For me, that is the most enjoyable, just watching the colors mix and move. If I don't get just what I want, I tilt things a bit. So this is one of my random dumps where I didn't plan, didn't move, just let the paint play. And from where I see it, I got a bouquet of roses. What do you think?
I framed it and it now resides in my office.
Wishing you all a happy PPF and for those in the U.S., a safe 4th of July.