Good of you to pop in.
We had a dusting.
Not enough to make a snowman,
but sufficient to stay hidden under the featherbed till noon!
Can’t remember the last time I had a Duvet Day!
I feel like a new woman now!!!
Finally dug out the Groovi Piece I started in LA.
You remember, the one from Friday’s blog,
where you guessed which word I had inserted.
Well the word I had used was
Ever the optimist.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life:
something to do,
something to love, and
something to hope for.
I finished it for you today.
Or was it for me?
I enjoyed the squarework.
And the flowers in the corner remind me of Mary Quant.
Remember the 70’s ?
What an amazing era that was, for the arts.
Music, fashion - we had it all going on.
But I digress. Back to the art.
Took a while, but that’s ok.
The parchment cracked in a couple of places, but that’s ok too.
Left a little space in the top righthand corner.
Just in case...
Added a little interest to some of the flowers
with the No. 1 stylus on a soft mat.
Bit like Zentangle on parchment.
Very funky! Very 70’s !
And a million miles away from the original plates!
That’s something about Groovi Art with our plates
which I thoroughly enjoy:
to be able to construct something entirely original by using elements.
Time to initial the piece.
Backwards of course!
And now for the chequer border.
A black Sharpie was opaque and effective.
I love this style of border.
Ever heard of Mary Engelbreit? She was a very popular illustrator in the USA back in the 80’s.
She used it a lot to frame and as a background:
Look her up. Very lovely.
Thin one liners, graduated for perspective -
it works so well in so many ways!
This little tag took me ages to do, with the perspective floor,
but fun also.
Decided to colour in just one single flower,
to underpin the idea of HOPE
Hope you like the finished piece.
Hope you agree with my choice of word.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Check out this month’s Clarity Challenges on the Challenge Blog.
A regular reason to craft and a specific task is often all it takes to lift us.
Just click below to go...
love and hugs,