I hope you had a good Christmas time whether you celebrated it or not.
As I said previously, I have recently had my studio revamped and it's looking very good but I needed a studio helper.
Luckily I have a very kind and caring nephew who sent me this person here.
As you can see Teddy Nonameyet has already helped to complete his first sewing task, making Christmas napkins.
And here he is, waiting to make his first piece of art.
We wanted to make a collage for the current theme "Collage" at "Art Journal Journey", and followed the advice of Jasper Johns - "Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it".
Santa brought me some washi tape, so I started off with two pieces and a little bird,
drew some flowers,
painted the little bird and flower and added a collaged floating thing
and painted a sort of patchwork background.
It measures just under 4 x 4 inches and was made with two pieces of washi tape, two magazine snippets, nine pieces of my own painted papers, watercolour, acrylic, metallic and black pens and a little bit of stamping.
I was quite pleased with the design, but then I gave it a bit of a battering in Photoshop which I think improves the colour proportions and values.
Here it is in another colourway.
Edited on 1st January 2015.
The challenge "Mix it Monthly" has restarted again after a couple of month's break and the theme is "Colour Blocking".
Although this was posted before the challenge opened, Conny suggested that I add this to the challenge, so I did.
I'm also linking to "Paint Party Friday" where we share what we have made since the previous Friday.