Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Idyllic Dreaming

Today I began working on the first composition for the ten week long "Summer of Color" challenge hosted by Kristin at Twinkle Twinkle Like a Star. Each week we will be given a color and this first week it is BLUE.
I'd been wanting to work on the size of my new MOLESKINE and when I started mixing up some blue gouache I spotted out of the corner of my eye, a stash of prepared (dried and ironed flat) used tea bag paper. So I'll be using that as a ground. My subject is a blue bird from my imagination, who is dreaming. So the picture is called 'Idyllic Dreamer.' I've used india ink, acrylic paint, gouache, pencil crayon and rubber stamped lettering thus far, for this mixed media piece. I'm thinking very much of the fragility of things (and of life) as I am working because the paper is gradually tearing as I handle it. Everything is temporary. I love the metaphor.
Well you can see that the tea bag picture is hung from a clothing hanger (skirt) and at the end of the ten weeks it will be full. I have an idea to make a book but the muse will tell me what to do as time goes on. The hanger may be an installation piece.
Well nice chatting, and hope to see you soon. *smiles* Norma

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. fab colourful desk this week, spring is in the air
    thanks for sharing

  2. Lots of nice ideas, always follow your muse, Love the skirt rack!!

    Keep smiling and creating

  3. Love that messy desk!!!! Looks like mine. Putting together a box for you. xox Corrine

  4. what a great post!I can't wait to see the hanger all filled up:)
    have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

  5. Looking forward to seeing the hanger filled. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  6. Oh nOrma, had to swing by on my way to bed to tell you that OhhhSnap who sent me the little book has a totrial or how to type thing on her blog. Onyou tube look for Maze Book.
    Julia x

  7. SO excited to see your work on tea bags! What a wonderful contribution to the event - you will inspire a lot of us I'm sure ;) Thanks again, xoxo

  8. Hi Norma! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love what you are doing here! The skirt rack is pure genius! Lol! See you on Monday! Jessi xox

  9. Wow! Love your bluebird.... I'd never have thought of using tea bags... thanks for visiting btw :)



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