First of all...thank you all for all of your caring comments and support--what a world of difference a few words can do---thank you!! I feel better and am not looking forward to the Dr.'s visit this week with Leo, because I know the outcome. Actually, the Dr. was preparing me last week for this, but I wasn't ready to listen, but now I am and I'm listening to Leo, and it's time for me to finally let him go. This is going to be a hard week.
Okay...enough.....I'm tired of feeling sad......I want to talk about about what makes me happy....ALWAYS---art!
And Kristin's Summer of Color--this came at the right time, and the color this week is blue (oddly enough). But blue is also a very soothing color, and those are the hues I chose to work with.
So I started out with this cigar box from my local tobacco store, which by some strange coincidence also started out as blue--
....one of my favorite techniques that I use alot--Golden's soft molding paste over a stencil, and then when it was dry, I randomly stamped over it. It's a great technique, in that it doesn't have to be perfect and you still can get a lovely result.
....lots of vintage photos that I transferred with gel medium and also Lazertran decal paper.
And sometimes I like to use personal photos in my artwork---just adds that special touch to the piece. This photo is on the top of the box, and it most definitely has special meaning to me...
....my Grandmother, my father, and my Great Aunt...
And I'm always on the look-out for old knobs, handles, whatever I can find for the top and bottom of my boxes--
So there you have it...my blue piece for Kristin's Summer of Color---please go visit her blog where you can find many more blue art. I'm always amazed at what everyone creates when given just one word to work with. This is what makes this so fun. Thanks Kristin!!
...and BTW...you can still participate too--you have all of this week to join in!!