Meet Henri. Henri is the man I created, the butterfly man. The lepitopterist.. He is most happy when he finds a new species.
The background is made with various inks rubbed on the paper. And a little spray. I also stamped various butterflies in lots of colors before adding a piece of an old school filmstrip. Then I added Henri, and a few TH paper butterflies.
I m linking up this grungy page to Gill's latest challenge at Art Journal Journey. The theme is Elegance and Grunge, and I am going for grunge today. :)
So its a grey and wet weekend here in my neck of the woods. I've wrapped up at work, and it was kind of a weird end to the year for me. Usually everyone is excited and the kids are practically dancing out the door, but since it isn't the end of the year for anyone but me, it just seemed like a regular old Friday school day.
No cleaning up the room, no end of the year luncheon, no ordering supplies...
But its hit me more tonight that I am done. Rather excited about that actually.
So 2 more days until surgery. I'm ready to get it done and start the recovery process. Surgery is a BIG hump needed to get over. I'm not looking forward to surgery but I am looking forward to the after surgery and moving onward. And upward.
I've got a few books ready for reading. I've started the Italian author's Elena Ferrante Neopolitan series, and I've finished the first of the 4 books called My Brilliant Friend.
Book 2 is on my bedside table along with a couple of other books. I've also got a couple of Public Television series ready to watch,
Victoria and The Durrells in Corfu, which I am excited to see.
And I'm going to work some more on my family tree research and hopefully a little art time too.But then I have all the way until August, don't I?
I guess I will be laying low for couple of weeks or more. We shall see how long it takes me to get really back up on my feet. And then there's still my husband healing and even more so, his adjustment to immuno-suppression drugs so he doesn't reject my kidney.
There's so much on the down side of the hump, isn't there?
So I'm relaxing a bit this weekend and finishing up a couple of small things I want to get done.
And how about a little more Matisse?
A little good art is always very inspiring.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Since I'm not sure if I'll get back to posting once more before surgery or until I am home later on next week, I want to say if I'm not back, hope you have a wonderful new week too.