Thursday, August 26, 2010
one of my favorite things to do is sing songs with my grandkids. jenna and i like to sing the "ants go marching" song over and over. she thinks it's funny to come up with made-up nonsensical words that rhyme with each of the numbers. layla likes me to sing the mr. moon song to her as she swings her legs in the car or dances in our living room. ben likes to lay his head on my shoulder while i rub his back and sing just about anything as long as he's curled up in his grandma julie's arms.
the appearance of that big late summer, early fall moon in the sky this week inspired this mixed media piece. it's an old piece of pine covered with dap spackling paste. i used rubber stamps, binder clips and a pencil to carve shapes in the wet paste. the house and the moon are covered in tissue paper and then painted and chalked with pastels. i love creating like this -- all loosey goosey, adding lots of texture and layers and being totally spontaneous.
i have several more of these spackle paste pieces in process. therapy -- art therapy -- who knew it came in a plastic tub of dap paste!
Posted by julie king at 9:38 PM