my friend lorraine wanted to have an art day
to celebrate her birthday. we decided to make gelli plate prints.
it is a great way to loosen up, try different colors and make papers for future art pieces.
then afterwards we drew in journals and collaged our drawing
with the papers we made. i used tissue paper, scrapbook paper,
magazine papers, well, whatever i had in my ever growing stacks of
ephemera to print. my journal is a 1907 children's primer.
when i showed the journal to a group of artists
i got the comment that i was defacing a book. i like to think
of it as up cycling. but i guess this is up for personal
opinion. another comment was that this girl always
shows up in my work and wondered if i talked to anyone
about that. i wonder, who would i talk to?
comments welcome :)
this week i also continue to paint daily on the little tea bags.
linked to paint party friday
with the lovely hostesses kristen and ava