How do you start a new year off? By playing with all your art stuff, that's how!!! The colour in this first red/green one looks crappy.... it looks much better in the flesh - it even has sugar embedded in it!
During 2006 a local group I belong to (ABC - Altered Book Club) created a colour chunky book. It took us all year to do it but it was definitely worth the wait.... there are 9 of us in the group and we each wanted art from all the other members so every month we made 10 chunky pages in that month's particular colour. We used the usual format of ROYGBIV (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet) plus Black and White which was 9 colours in total. As it's such a BIG book, 81 pages in total, I've decided to split mine into 3 books - 3 colours per book. So today I've scanned the completed cover pages (they may or may not be completed....I think I'll put more stuff on them but as it'll get very textural with extra stuff stuck on, it's easier to scan them while they are relatively flat right now! Three techniques, all very different.
I also did a couple more Mona's using watercolour tube paints which give a very different look to the crayons from the previous post.
and........ I got a fantastic new large stamp (8" high!!!) of Lina Cavalieri's beautiful face. You may recognise this face, well, maybe not as it's only bits of it here on the atc's, but it was the one on my earlier canvas that I did for a Christmas present - the blue canvas. Anyway, it's Lina Cavalieri, a famous opera singer who was immortalised forever by Piero Fornasetti, a Milan painter, sculptor & interior decorator. He died in 1988 but he has left an indelible mark with this beautiful face that is used extensively on plates, chairs, cuff links, cushions.....just check out ebay for "Fornasetti" to see the huge array of items. I've just won on ebay a fantastic stamp of Lina's face cracked into 9 pieces.....can't wait for THAT to arrive!
These two atc's are going to be part of a triptych - when I find a suitable 3rd quote to go with these two that is...