023: mehndi doodles
i wanted to see if i could draw some stylized, indian-inspired,
tattoo-like graphics... and i could! score!
024: m is for marilyn
strangely enough, all of these little bits and bobs were "leftovers" on my worktable one night.
025: scrappy rainbow with stitched circles
i traced a few of the circle outlines before i started machine stitching; i freehanded a few more when i got going.
026: pink transparency layers
the weird thing about the FIVE (!) layers i've assembled here... (magazine lady's face, fussy-cut flamingos, the word "city", my own photoshopped and tinted statue of liberty photo, fussy cut pink flower) ...is that they almost blend together too well, become visual mush. also, i forgot to print the transparency in reverse, so lady liberty is holding the torch in the wrong hand. ah well, all's fair in love and ICAD! :)
027: rose collage
more random layers. what can i say? i like random layers. 'specially vintagey ones!
028: mehndi doodles and spray ink
one of these cards had random inks on it before i started, the other i painted and sprayed and smooshed around with different colors afterwards. i was not intentionally creating a pair... but that's what happened!
029: collage of stitched squares
i was inspired by tammy, who's been making some amazing collages that are basically squares and stitching (and magic! and awesomeness!); this is why i never worry about "copying"... my stuff NEVER looks like the thing i'm trying to re-create anyway, lol. which is a good thing, i suppose.
030: "etuden" collage
more random but serendipitous paper scraps; but this time... with WORDS!
*one of my (many, expensive) crowns fell out. fortunately, i didn't swallow it. even better, the dentist decided the tooth underneath didn't need anything else done to it and he just glued it back in there. as dental emergencies go, this was mercifully minor.
**for the first time in a (happy, grateful) long time, my back went totally out. luckily i had a comfortably carpeted floor, a backlog of netflix, and a very sweet husband on hand to help me cope. also, a great chiropractor, who's got me-- knock wood-- on the mend!
***rhymes with "nifty"! i thought i might be really freaked out, but as it turns out, not so much. of course, i did spend pretty nearly the entire month of june scoopin' up lovely birthday treats, which HELPS!! :)