Thank you all so much for a great Etsy Shop Update. I sold several items, took in a few special orders, and enjoyed some lovely compliments. It always feels so good to have your work appreciated. And I sincerely thank you all for your support.
Lately, I have taken an interest in collage, paper, and silhouettes. I have found great inspiration in some of these books: here, here and here. And though I have been "testing the waters" of this art form, I have a long way to go before I feel comfortable in it. But boy is it fun! I mean, we are talking kindergarten, hey-Mom-look-what-I-made, instantly gratifying fun! Break out the paints, the scissors, the paper and the fabrics ... and give it a whirl :) It just feels so darn good.
The above piece was done with a silhouette I took of Isaac ( I made him pose like that - and he did - can you believe it?), some acrylic paints, some cardstock, some gel medium and leftover fabrics from a recent project. All put to canvas. Isaac loves it. He says, "Look Ma, Baby Isaac looking at a bird! He a good boy." When I sat down to create the piece, I was thinking of how much I couldn't wait to see the apple blossoms in my front yard - and Voila!, they appeared.
I do plan to sell a couple prints of this piece in my Etsy shop. Not sure of the interest, but thought I would give it a shot. They should be available by next Monday.
Meanwhile, I hope you sit down to do some cutting and pasting too :) I promise that it is therapeutic.