"Art Journal Journal" is asking us to make art on the theme "Inspired by".
I am currently being inspired by Elizabeth who, this month, is posting a series of ingenious artworks made with recycled materials.
I've hardly ever made art with recycled materials so was inspired to have a go, helped by my friends.
It started with a little box of soap, strangely named "Magical Beauty Queen", and a box of biscuits.
I rescued both of these from the cardboard recycling box
I used Mr. E's gold acrylic to paint the crown. He said he had hardly ever used it so that was a sort of recycling.
The deep purple fabric is from one of my fabric boxes labelled "Fabric I will probably never use".
The striped paper was cut out of yesterday's newspaper.
The pink wooden block was an offcut from one of Mr. E's projects which I rescued ages ago and have been keeping as I just liked it.
I've got a very large box full of foil papers from confectionary collected over many years and I made a little banner attached to thin washi tape.
And now - what you have all been waiting for!
It's the beauty pageant results! Anastasia has been chosen as the Beauty Queen! Loud cheers!!!
Cecil is the proud compere of the event.
You can see the glamorous Sapphire in the background looking slightly miffed. She was the runner-up.
That was the only photo I managed to get because -
A rather strange bedraggled protester has crashed the event.
"SAVE THE TEDDY" - what does that mean?
Nobody knows. Nobody knows what to do.
Cecil has come out of his commenting box to appeal to the protestor who is saying nothing.
It was just a game of performance art and recycling.
They are all good friends and got together shortly afterwards for a drink and a debrief although Sapphire is still ever so slightly miffed.
We think it is. It's (performance) art and it is in my Art Journal for today.
Kisses to all art journallers from the four actors - Anastasia, Sapphire, Cecil and Mabel.