well with a HIDEOUS week of work travel looming this week (Brisbane and Sydney for 4 days) I am trying to get back on top of my swap commitments this weekend. I have finished my artist trading pins for ArtyOz, and they are winging their way to Ness Henry in QLD as I type. Here's a sneak peak of the finished products....
and a close-up of my pin....
yes, it is MORE houses.... and the house theme has not played out completely as I still have one more house swap to go! Although this next one will be a little more elaborate in 2D. But there is 1 other project to complete before then - one which has had me tearing my hair out because of its restrictive rules.
Some of you may remember my cathartic blog post about the nature themed collaborative book that I am in. Well this is the tearing my hair out, painful, difficult project I am referring to. But this weekend the procrastination is over - I have committed something to paper.... a background!!!! (woo-hoo I hear you all cry). And this is a pretty good background if I do say so myself - lots of impasto with gauze in it, and a couple of greenish, purplish, yellowish washes and colours added. Voila!
Now for the struggle with images, but a structure is forming in my mind... and I think I am close to a title; either "where the sea meets the sky" or "in the horizon".... Stay tuned, and I will post some more as the page develops further. Fortunately I still have some time as they are not due until 31 July, but I do want to get them done and out of my hair as I have 1 very large collab book set to be done for September (30 pages - my god what do I get myself into).
Before I (b) log off for tonight, I wanted to share one more thing. You know those free advertorial postcards you get in cafes? Look at this one for a FREE exhibition currently running at the State Library of Victoria... I managed to clear out my local coffee shop of 13 the other day. They are just fantastic! Grab some if you can - I am certainly on the hunt for some more....
Have fun all - I am off to the Scrappy Hollow birthday sale tomorrow (more shopping), and then to a friends house for the MASSIVE Eurovision final tomorrow night. Can't wait - I am a super sucker for Eurovision, and the cheesier the better!
catch you all soon