So whenever we go on one of our road trips, I always grab a few art magazines and books that I have--whatever is laying around is what goes with me. And I'm so glad that this one ended up in my bag--
This is the latest issue, and I've already read the whole magazine, but I kind of forgot about it. When I saw what was on the cover by artist Sue Pelletier, I thought--ooooh, I want to do that too! And with me having the time to actually read the article, I knew exactly what to do when I started. She calls it plaster collage, and that's how you start out --with patching plaster. I didn't have that, so I just used a heavy modeling paste.
I love the texture that you get
And then when this is all dry is when the real fun starts, and you can start collaging and layering--
So I want to say Thanks to Sue! She's a frequent contributor to CPS, and I'm VERY partial to her style--so go check out her blog.
And I also wanted to show you this--
Okay, I found this little round globe (just the globe) laying on a table at a garage sale a few months ago. The people who were having the sale didn't even know where it came from, so they gave it to me. And then I attached it to this metal green base. I'm not even sure what it is, and I've had it forever (see--- don't throw anything out!) And now that I have all of these beautiful maps that I showed you here (you can probably guess where I'm going with this) I had to make this--
I just added some postage stamps and some old coins!
And guess what guys--I'm writing this post on my NEW "bell" laptop. The only thing that wasn't broken on the other one, pretty much, was the hard drive (all of my stored memory), which I was very grateful for--so we were able to transfer the hard drive over to this new one. The first thing I'm going to get is an external hard drive. A year ago, I didn't even know what that meant, but I sure do now, and I'm not taking any chances!