Hi everyone I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
For some of you, depending where in the world you are, today is Mother's Day. I am wishing all mothers out there a very happy day. And that includes not only mothers of human children and grandchildren but also those of canine, feline or other varieties of life also.
My daughter was supposed to come home this weekend for Mother's Day, but we'll have to push that off because first of all, with the floor going down in the spare bedroom, her old bedroom has filled up with more "things" right now.
She's also not coming home because covid was going around her office, and even though she's fully vaccinated, now she's got it. So far she's got mild symptoms. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that's how it stays.
My inspiration for this page was this feather that I picked up back in March while visiting my daughter's future in-laws on our maple syrup making visit. The future in-laws have some guinea hens, and there were some feathers on the ground that I picked up. As her future MIL said to me with a smile, I can get you a trash bag to fill if you'd like. OK, there were more than a few feathers on the ground.
I started my page by adding some decorated paper to my white background. This was a narrow sheet of paper, so I tore the sheet into fat strips and glued them down. I also glued down these printed sections that I cut out of an old beat up children's bird book. Then it was time to add some color so I started with yellow watercolor paint. After that I used some blue watercolor paint on the glued down paper, as well as splattering some of that paint over the entire page.
As an aside to using watercolor paints, I must say I cannot wait to get my acrylics out. I miss them. That doesn't mean I'm done with watercolors though. I just find it interesting that I am missing that particular art media as much as I am.
I knew where on the page I wanted to add the feather, so I worked around that decision. I cut out the Indigo bunting from an old bird book. I chose this bird for its color, and of course it is a beautiful bird. I have only seen one once, but it was a stand out. I also used this hovering bird image, as well as the quote, and stamped both of those a few times on my page. Then I finished my page with the feather, some rub on letters, as well as a few little foamy yellow dots.
Sorry for the slightly crooked page photo too. I now remember why I prefer to work from unbound pages as my journal is bulging. It makes it hard to get a page straight for a photo.
My other piece of art is a tag for Pinky's Add Some Stenciling theme at Tag Tuesday. For this tag I started with a stencil and white gesso on a white tag. After drying I inked the background with 3 colors of ink pads. I then added some assorted ephemera. The girl is from TH. The flower and butterflies are acryilic images. The bottom is some washi tape and the quote is also from a TH sticker booklet.
Then I used another stencil and a Sharpie to make the arrows.
That's enough for me today.
I hope your weekend is going well.