Monday, March 08, 2010

"Earth". second in the Elements series


Moving right along, here is "Earth." Using the same methods as below, Earth unfolded very quickly (for me that is) and all that is left is sealing it with golden varnish. The finished piece is 8 by 8 inches on maisonite (as is the first in the series). All the papers were altered for this specific look. I can't decide if I want to tackle wind or water next but I do have a board prepped and waiting for the first piece of altered paper to be affixed! With the show set for Cafe Luna in April, I really want this series of 4 done. Wanting and doing are two different things! I do want to give a plug here to Jackie over at alteredpages.com. The photo of the Earth came form one of her collage sheets with all the planets on it. I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate from her last year and this year too in the One World One Heart Event. She has something for everyone at Altered Pages. I have used her sheets in my collage classes and for my personal use. I can't tell you how excited I was to find those planets!


We are busy in the household. Swan Lake rehearsals for Colin and Claire start very soon and that will definitely eat up precious evening time everyday of the week, Saturday time, and soon enough, Sunday time as well. I spend an awful lot of time in the car and dance studio. TIme is fleeting...
k

8 comments:

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

Nice! Looking forward to seeing the others too. Soccer season is starting for my three (although, in truth, they play all year round now) so I can appreciate the car time and practices you've got coming up. We'll miss it when it's gone!

Healing Woman said...

Love the addition of the earth to this collage. I remember what it was like juggling art with kids~I still juggle but it was more difficult then. You do a great job in photographing and showing your methods. It is appreciated.

Thanks,
Cheryl

Elena said...

Love your elements pieces~this one seems so organic.

Undaunted said...

I love this piece, it's gorgeous! I can't wait to see the others.

Kathy L said...

Thank you all for your comments. I think you all know how important they are. Affirmations are good! Hope you are all well! And of course, making art!
k

Kate said...

You'll get it done by April's show. It's looking very nice, Kathy. Lots of earthy organic pieces of color. Good job! Keep plugging away for the show. I'm a night owl with my collageing. It's quiet then with no interuptions. Have a great day! (+:

Kathy L said...

Thanks KAte! I hope to start wind very very soon!
k

Undaunted said...

Come on Kathy, you know you want to!!