House and top border from Crowabout Studio B, Dwelling Kit at www.deviantscrap.com
top left borders- Nancy Baumiller
bottom left border- Shelly Massey Art
Created this piece for the Preposterous Painting group on Facebook. In the group we are given a journal prompt, and collage can be used, but painting has to be involved in some way. Loved the idea for the group! I find that it helps me if I have an idea. Also, I'm trying to challenge myself to paint more. This weeks prompt was "bird in a hot air balloon" so I was bound and determined to paint the balloon and the bird! Everything in the piece was painted, except for the house and borders. It was fun! Guess what happened though? I got the entire piece done, and I had written another quote out. It took me forever! The more I looked at it, the more I HATED it! The lettering was too large and it took away from the images. I tried to like it, but it bothered me. So I thought I could paint right over it. Well the pen from the lettering smeared into a big gray ugly mess. After a couple of coats of paint I realized it was going to keep smearing. So I decided to tear up papers and glue down on top of the ugly smeared mess. After numerous layers of paint and papers, and typed lettering, I was finally satisfied!