can i get a WAHEY??! :)
ever since i saw the amazing documentary who gets to call it art i have had something that barnett newman said stuck in my head. i have also had the vague idea that i should "do something with" this little bit of wisdom...i just didn't know WHAT. until now.
thanks barnett! and thanks, elise!!!
(birds from a vintage children's encyclopedia; crafty secrets patterned paper; brenda walton clear stamps & provocraft roller stamp; dmc pearl cotton; paper source leaves; vintage beads attached with diamond glaze)
i had envisaged making more of a traditional collage, but when i found this illustration, i knew it was THE ONE...and being as it is on the large size (my book's 5.5 x 8.5) ...it somewhat limited what else was gonna fit on the page. plus, i did not really want to mess with the perfect simplicity of these two sweet little guys on their charming branch. so i went with loads of texture to embellish without covering up. i am quite happy with the result.
here is a closeup of the beads and the leaves and the stitching, unfortunately i could not capture the somewhat metallic & shimmery coating that is on the beads, but in real life they have almost a coppery sparkle.
and yes, you know i would not be my obnoxious but loveable self, if i did not point out with a certain pride that i am STILL CAUGHT UP on paper adventure...at least until tomorrow morning! :)