Monday, June 10, 2013
Okay, this is proof of how (artfully) conservative I have normally been all these years. This week the Artist's Playroom challenge word was bizarre. Believe it or not--this felt totally alien and most bizarre to me the whole time I was doing this.
You may remember for one of the 21 Secrets workshops I made up this manila envelope journal (there are drawing papers inside for pages). We had to put a couple layers of gesso on the manila envelope cover...and then next we were supposed to scribble with watercolor crayons all over it. Scribble. Then blend with a damp baby wipe and finally rub with a paper towel.
Well, I wanted to try the gelatos I have barely played with so I grabbed those. They were very pale--as you can see more so on the inside of the flap.
So I took out my Lyra crayons and scribbled and baby wiped and scribbled and baby wiped until I got what you see above.
Then on the backside I did a different color scheme (which seemed richer without that first layer of gelato sticks the front cover had). OMG! I couldn't believe I was doing this! And it was fun!! :)
Something else that seemed bizarre to me...I used white cloth hockey tape and taped it all over some pieces of butcher paper...
...to use as table and page protectors as I worked. My own version of making my own washi tape. Not sure if it will work well or not, but this was also something that seemed so odd (bizarre) as I was prepping the butcher paper that it made me giggle to myself thinking of how, the very first time I have ever touched the stuff, loyal hockey folk would probably be appalled by what I was doing with good hockey stick tape--LOL! This is hockey country, you know. ;)
And then...I had just mentioned to someone last week how I miss what's going on around here even when I am sitting right there by the window...and, shortly after I had made that pronouncement, I looked over and saw this! No lie! A fire truck and ambulance...practically under my window. I had totally missed them arriving and I was sitting right there! In my defense, the fire alarm hadn't gone off--LOL!
A few days later...I did notice a police car come zooming in...but...had missed the other police car and the ambulance that were already sitting there! Good Lord!
I prefer to think it is because I am so absorbed in whatever I am doing, right?
But I wished I had missed this.
Older brother teaching younger brother how to tear leaves and small branches off one of our young trees.
If you click to enlarge...that younger brother is way to old to be sucking on a pacifier.
I know they live at the end of our hallway because the pacifier boy opens their apartment door and stands in their doorway and cries and cries...right in the open doorway. They just ignore him. As they do when he's outside and cries and cries. All with the pacifier in his mouth. That useless pacifier. Too bad the rest of us aren't able to ignore him as easily as his family. ;)
We went right back to chilly rain yesterday.
The storm clouds roll past...
...but more keep coming.
Supposed to have thunderstorms again later today, too. But the temps are supposed to jump up about ten degrees to around 60 at night and close to 80 during the days.
Miss Karma wanted to be warm under the throw.
She peeked out for a while after snoozing a couple hours, but crawled back under for a couple more--LOL!
Since I am not up to standing for the gelli plate...I may do some more of this bizarre scribbling and baby wiping. With the help of the 21 Secrets workshops, I may just beat back my OCD tendencies and become a loose woman yet!
Have a fun week! :):)
"Begin growing from where you are - not from where others think you ought to be by now."
Steven Douglas Lawrence