Hi there sweeties, goodmorning. And what a beautiful morning it is…. look at this!
Normally when I wake up, first thing I do is make coffee and then wander into my atelier with a full mug of that black stuff. But not today! After I put the kettle on, I grabbed my camera and got out on the balcony to make some photos. We had some snow last week but there was a strong wind blowing the snow everywhere… today is all quiet which makes for the snow to land beautifully on the rooftops and trees… I’d hoped for a snowy day like this as it was a thing I badly wanted to see from our ‘new’ home… we live here for almost a year now and we experienced all festivals in town, all seasons and all kinds of weather in that year, except for a view like this. I spend the first hour of the day sitting at the window in the living room.
It’s melting away now so I went to my atelier to see this laying on my desk…
This is the beginning of the art journal spread for week 4 in my Chronicles. Plain collage… I might smear some gesso over it to make (more) room for text but I kinda like it like this so maybe I leave it and write just a little in the lighter parts on the photos…
The beginning of week 3 was on my desk last week and some of you asked where I find the images to collage with… I have lots of magazines but I almost always grab a glossy fashion magazine (Vogue, Marie-Claire, Harper’s Bazaar) for the heads and figures and National Geographic to find pics of landscapes (the stones the lady ‘sits on’) and animals. The hand, holding a cellphone, is from an advertising page in NG.
The Chronicles of Marit 2019 – Week 3
… and another little project to show you.
Yesterday it was my dad’s birthday. He likes to paint so I bought him a set of brushes… and while walking home I remembered the knitting needle roll that Jan (Lunch Lady Jan) sewed and showed on her blog a couple of weeks ago. Coming home, I went straight to the atelier and found the right fabric to make a ‘brush roll’, YAY!
My ‘roll’ is not as neat and ‘sharp’ as Jan’s but I like it and, even more important, my dad likes it!
I had a large piece of thick felt that was good to use on the inside and a piece of fabric that I bought on a market years ago had just the right colours and design to go on the outside. Here’s how it looks when it’s open.
The top flap protects the brushes before you ‘roll it’.
Here’s the other side…
… and this is what it looks like when you close the roll.
Thank you Jan for the inspiration,
and thank you, visitor, for your visit.
Enjoy your day.