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

Monday, September 28, 2015

Diva Challenge #237

This weeks challenge #237 at I am the Diva is an interesting one.
Charlotte Carpentier has challenged us to use something as a stencil and then tangle on the pattern.
Years ago, I was in Walmart and say these things that fit in the bottom of the sink to protect
the sink from getting dings or marks.  I bought it because I thought I could use it as a background one day.  
You can see it has a cute pattern.
So that is what I used for this week's challenge.

Friday, September 25, 2015

I have a background for that!

I have been entertaining myself doing backgrounds (what else is new).
So with the arrival of the Pope in the US, I had just the background to celebrate him
I cut lots of diamonds out with a vague idea in mind.
On completion, it reminded me of a quilt square.
Happy PPF

OOooops, I forgot to show you the results of the background I posted a couple of weeks ago
Here is the background
And here is my flower, still mounted on the cardboard I use to work on.
So now,
Happy PPF

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Doodlin' dictionary revisited

I have repurposed a dictionary for doodling and and trying new ideas.
This just seemed to fit the Diva's challenge to tangle on something different.
I know fall is coming up north but here in Florida my orchids
are coming into their blooming season.
Here is one of the first ones.

They always brighten my day.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A couple of different yupo ideas

Water color yupo spiderweb.
I got some nice depth in this one.  It is two feet by three feet so it is quite large.
No plans for it yet but I had lots of fun doing it.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I love watching the colors mingle on yupo.
They have their own mind and their own plan, so the controller in me just has to let go.
That is a good exercise.

This was an acrylic dump on yupo paper.
Why the gears?  I have no idea.  I just think they are interesting looking.
So now when this dries, I want to add a dirty looking edge to it all...sort of like
my Dad's workbench or something.  Not sure how or why but I want it to look sort of sooty.
Any ideas?
Would love to hear.
In the meantime, thank you for your visit and Happy PPF!