Erika at "Art Journal Journey" is asking us to make art on the theme "Vintage or Modern".
My friend J made me another beautiful sketchbook and I decided to use this one immediately (instead of keeping it to admire).
It's going to be a book for collages.
I made these two pages for the "Modern" part of the theme.
A close-up detail.
I'm ridiculously pleased with these two simple pages
I'm not sure if the following qualifies for the "Vintage" theme but here it is anyway.
Many years ago, in the Olden Days, when I was at art college I did a project on the theme "Water and Sky".
We were supposed to make lots of drawings before tackling the actual artwork but I chose to use photography and mono-printing instead.
The mono-printings were made by painting on glass then making a one-off print on to paper.
I took a lot of photos at the Botanical gardens.
It was a cold winter. This is a photo of a frozen pond
and here is a mono-print using the photograph as inspiration.
Do you like the water angel who magically appeared?
This is the same photo upside down
and the associated mono-print.
I did try to follow the photographs carefully but mono-printing can have a mind of its own.
(The mono-printing did it).
* * * * * * *Thanks to each of you who, in a previous post, suggested one or more names for our new teddy.
Elizabeth suggested "Bashful" because I said the teddy was still very shy. Unfortunately Mr. Esmeralda has taken to calling the poor teddy "Bashie". Thanks, Elizabeth, she doesn't really mind it.
There were several other suitable names and I tried out a few on New Teddy with not much response. However you will be glad to know she is settling in well and making her way through the books in our home library.
She has also borrowed a hat from one of the other teddies as she was feeling cold.
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I found this leaf while we were out walking.
Have a great week ahead and I hope to see you again soon.