Thursday, May 14, 2009
were any of you wide awake at 1:30 am last night??!! i went to bed at my normal 10:00 or so but was wide awake. so i got up and came to the art room. i had collaged and painted the first layer background on this piece earlier in the evening and then ended up working on it until 1:30. several gals i work with said they were awake unable to sleep last night as well. maybe it's something in the air? a full moon?
there are some things about this piece that i really like. i enjoyed adding all the tissue paper layers that give it so much texture. the copper wire for stems was fun as well but i can tell from the pictures that i need to add some sort of collaged or painted stems beneath the wire. i enjoyed writing the poem but am not happy (yet) with the word awakening. i think awakening needs to be bigger or something. i'm thinking of making the word very large and swoop on a curved line above the bird and flowers. what do you think? honestly, i'd like to know your thoughts.
the baby robins have flown from the nest. one got lost in our garage and bill used a hockey stick to gently herd it outside. mama and papa swooped down on it so quickly it was amazing. for most of the evening the other baby has been mia but a bit ago bill heard it chirping in the flower bed at the front of the house. mama and papa are keeping quite busy flying back and forth to check on them.
i'm headed out for a bike ride. it's a gorgeous "sweatshirt" evening!
Posted by julie king at 6:50 PM