After the last, stressful and busy weeks I decided I deserved a ‘day off.’
Yesterday was it! The sun was shining. The door to the garden was open
and I started collecting all the gorgeous paper scraps I could find in the house.
I felt a bit rusty – I’m not in the creating flow lately – so nothing better
then to take out the grid journal and start cutting paper.
The ‘grid journal’ is especially made for times like this – when the mind
isn’t in creating mode yet but the fingers itch…
I didn’t think about it much.
I put some brushstrokes (acrylic paint) on the background.
I cut squares of beautiful and textured paper and glued it on the page.
Just like that.
Just to please the eye.
To get in the flow.
|Textuurpapiertjesop een mooie namiddag.
Vrede met alles
| Textured paper ona delightful afternoon.
At peace with the world
The haiku came with it – and I subscribe it to ‘Haiku my Heart Friday’.
Haiku my Heart is hosted by Rebecca, You can find the list with all
haiku participants on her blog Recuarda Mi Corazon.
With this grid page, the atmosphere was set.
The flow was there.
Here’s the other pieces I made.
Letters from the Wasteland – 10th letter
Size: 16 x 11 cm - 6.3 x 4.3 inch. Materials used: gesso, acrylic paint, templates (to add texture shapes to the gesso),textured paper scraps (the fabric circles), alphabet stamps, glimmer mist, cut out text from an old book.)
Letters from the Wasteland – 11th letter
Size: 16 x 11 cm - 6.3 x 4.3 inch. Materials used: gesso, acrylic paint, several paper scraps (including the brown one on the right - the colour came out a bit dark on the photo) bubble wrap plastic, template (square grid at the bottom), cut out text from a book.
Both pieces contain of a lot of layers, which give them depth.
However, it is difficult to capture that on a photo… you might try
clicking on the images to enlarge for a better view.
One thing I want to point out to you before I go back to work-mode
(as there’s a lot that needs to be done before the weekend starts)
The past weeks, I taught the online workshop ‘Let it Loose’ to an
enthusiastic group of Dutch ladies (we’re heading near the end of
the workshop now.) The art they make with my lessons often leaves
me breathless. You can find a selection of their art pieces on the
website in the Public Gallery. It’s worth a look!
Thanks for visiting again dear ones.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!
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