Collage Play with Crowabout- Week 30
Let me try this AGAIN!
This will be only the second time I have tried to post this today. I was editing it after I posted it the first time, and forgot to click "save".... taking a deep breath....
Happy April Fool's Day!!!! I love this day....I always have.....I'm trying to think of a little joke of some sort to play on the family.....hmmmmm.........
I am posting my latest collages. I was trying to experiment with layering when I was making ROSE FAIRY. I painted the entire page a blue color, then colored over the top of that with a pink hiliter pen, then wrote all over it with this metallic blue pen I have.....then sponged over the top with the green and blue......I swear I did......cant cha tell??? NO!!! I can't even tell!!! I am still working on that technique....but I was happy with it otherwise.
As for the "TORN" collage.....well.....taking a deep breath......I had a little trouble...it was late as it often is when I am working on my collages. I had finished pasting on all the images, and was getting ready to do the writing....the writing that I always dread....I am intimidated by the writing!! I'm not good at it and I never know which pen will make it through till the end, even though I have new ones. So I'm writing away...half dozing off evidently....and then I am outlining the letters...hating them.... and then I realize something doesn't look right....oh NO! I forgot to put the "G" in the word "Strength"!!! I was so mad, at ME! So.... got the paint back out and had to try and recover....and had to cram the "G" in there....the white pen deciding not to work this time.....I finally do the best I can with it.....analyzing and dozing.....then I'm thinking something still doesn't look right...... OMG....I forgot to put the "G" in the word "THOUGHTS"!!!! By now, I am LIVID...and gritting my teeth so hard, I can't believe they didn't crack.....so.....get the paint back out, retouch, cram that "G" in there....white pen still not working up to par.....but I get through it.....life is beginning to improve....I'm reading along...dozing....and then I realize....something doesn't look quite right.........oh for crying out LOUD!!!! I forgot to put an "A" in Eleanor Roosevelt's name at the end of the quote!!!!!!!!! Well I couldn't spell HER name wrong!!!! So........you know the rest!!!! By the time I was done...I wanted to RIP "TORN" to shreds!!!!!!!
Been waiting on a pretty day to get back to work outside...ya'll know I have this phobia of working outside when it isn't pretty.....I have 25 bags of mulch sitting there waiting on me to spread....I have a whole line of plants I have acquired....my friend Donna gave me lots of Louisianna Gamecock Iris and some Yellow Flag Iris....and lots of other things we don't know the names of....thank you Donna!!!! Then all the stuff I have bought lately...dianthus, lithodora, snapdragons, azaleas, goldmound spirea, and my new Coral Bark Maple!!! I did manage to get some cleaning done in my much neglected little cabin! I vacuumed and mopped the floors!! Things just have to take turns around here...things can't all look good at the same time can they??!!! Ya'll have a good day! xoxox