It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sub conscious planning

It has always been a pleasant surprise to me what my sub conscious can do
if I just put an idea to rest in my mind rather than worrying it do death
Last week I shared a background that I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
Well, one night I went to bed, had a great sleep and woke up with a plan
I drew the stencil out on posterboard very loosely.

To make sense out of it, I had to fill in the horizontal strips.
Then I went to work with my Exacto cutting out the squares.
I put the stencil on the background and painted the openings black.
I am sorry I didn't take a photo of the results.
I couldn't make sense out of it...again!
I waited a couple of days to let my sub conscious work on it.
And then I went to work shading the appropriate strips.

I taped it to a glass to take the photo so ignore the white stripes on the left.

And here it was before.
I love these backgrounds because they are so unpredictable.
Happy PPF

A little sunshine from my lanai to warm up those of you suffering through a long winter.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Day off

My favorite way to spend a day off.
This was a screw up...twice so I didn't have anything to lose.
It is a water color spider web on yupo paper.
For whatever reason it beaded up and just didn't create what I had anticipated.
So I sprayed it with a fixative and did another spider web on top of the original one.
Not pretty at all!
Out came my poster board circles and with a couple of layers of transparent acrylic I 
created some sort of space scene.
And just the best way to spend a day off.

Another spider web.

Acrylic paint on yupo.  This is so pretty, I sort of hate to cover it.

Another acrylic paint on yupo with stencils and stamps.  This is a bit busy for my taste.
I should have used smaller square stencils to tone it down a bit.  Oh well, next time.

Another "busy" one.  Not sure what will happen with this.

And this one just might stay just as it is.  I love the movement and color mixes.

So I have been missing from PPF but I haven't been idle.
Working just makes it hard to sit down a blog.
But I am lurking and always enjoy seeing what everyone is doing.
Till next time.
Happy PPF