HAPPY EASTER everyone. Thanks for your encouragement for my artworks, I hope that you have a blessed, happy & safe easter that is complete with some good for you, some good for someone unexpected & some reflection on the reason for the season! Aren’t these handmade eggs just divine??? We have a chocolate artist in the shop around the corner from my office & his work is pure art – oh, and tastes like heaven as well!!
This is the back cover of my ‘Bird Life’ 4 x 4 deco. I have created it with texture paste, liquid nails, fabric, paint & oil crayons, kinda smooshed & worked with a wooden sculpting tool. (OF COURSE) I added Moon Glow at the end to give the sea & waves a shimmer & glistening look – I used a colour called Buccaneer Bay Blue – how could I resist???? All of my bits are dry & ready now, I have covered the backs of all of my pages & done the front cover. The front is a little plain & is not scanning all that well, I am hoping it might come up better in a photo in the daylight. I am going to put it all together later tonight, & create my first ‘Zutter’ bound deco. VERY cool! More house painting today (drats – I wanted to pay someone to paint it for us this time!); sash windows are SUCH a painstaking job to paint! ONE down, 4 to go!
You may notice that I have added an Amazon link for some of my fav. art books. I have taken the time to write reviews for all of them (I have listed 10 at the moment) I often get asked for recommendations for artists to learn more & to stretch themselves….. here’s how you can do it….read, play, learn, play, practise, play!!! It was prompted by a book that I am reading at the moment called ‘The Art of Personal Imagery’ by Corey Moortgat……… SERIOUSLY…… we could have been artists separated at birth!!! LOL!!! Apart from the fact that I DON’T use personal photos in my art, (although she is convincing me into the merit of this) I LOVE how she integrates the everyday & the VERY SPECIAL occasions into quite eclectic looking collages that are beautiful & look like a tea party! This is a book that you can keep reading or pick up & put down……you can curl up with a cuppa in a chair with it for an hour, or flick through a couple of pages while you are on hold waiting for the phone company (or any other one of the thousands of automated answering services that corporations have these days!)