It didn't start bad, in fact it was a cracking start to the day... pretty much a repeat of yesterday minus the dog sneezing on my foot, maybe a little more bitching and moaning about the early start, and that I dropped Phantom at school rather than Steve... but was pretty good all round. Sort of went off the rails slightly when I got home, played with the dog and realised that some time last night he had had his mohawk trimmed by the man of the house... I had grown quite fond of his mohawk and thought it gave him a rather jaunty sort of air... but it seems that he needed butching up or maybe he was being teased by the neighbourhood dogs during walkies, or perhaps Matt only just noticed, but the upshot is that the mohawk is gone.
|aren't I a cool dude!!! or should I say used to be...|
I shook off this devastating blow and headed to the studio and it pretty much went down hill from there... started a peony, drew it well, painted it like I had ten thumbs and was colour blind... put it aside and had a cuppa, cruised some very cool AEDM blogs and tried redrawing the peony...looked like a dog's breakfast... looked at the clock and realised that it lunch time already and hadn't achieved anything... went and thought about some collage, and pulled out my box of bits and found these little gems up the top of the page. Years ago I used to make heaps of these and they are quite tiny, but then I liked to layer them up and create patterns and textures using them, so I thought I would get in and play with them.
I had only just started them and they were in a very raw state, and it has taken a few hours to get them to this stage, but I think I can get them pretty much finished tomorrow and then I can work out what I can do with them. The paper is very porous and we are having quite a humid day so they will need to set over night, but all the horrid painting and drawing of earlier had been put behind me... until I took two that seemed a bit drier and started having a go at using them on a journal page... the results are below, and I am going to attack it again when I feel a little less creatively delicate, but it really looks like I don't know what... but I am sure it will come together eventually... just need to ignore it for a while... maybe go have the first swim for the summer ... linking this up with Paint Party Friday... so think about clicking on the link and checking out some of the work for the week.. it is always great xx