Ok... maybe blowing through the straw and getting light headed can be my excuse... or may be it is shihnihbiteen. A Navajo word that is associated with the tradition of purposely putting an imperfection in art to keep from going insane. Ok That works. I started playing with this challenge early this morning. I started with my watch card, but really didn't like it. (More like hated it) so I started the butterfly card. I was really liking how the butterfly and music was all coming together. I was a little light headed trying to blow watercolor paint with my straw. I even thought that I would combine it with the F4A181 which is to make a back to school card. I decided to make a card for my friend who is an often overlooked teacher. She teaches middle school band. I was even going to use the Mojo sketch from Monday. Everything was going well until I started assembling the card. I figured out that I put the oval and butterfly upside down. So if you look closely you will see the upside down music notes in the left hand corner. Those were supposed to be in the right hand top corner. So much for the imperfection keeping the artist from being insane. I think if you ask my husband who was laughing at me blowing through the straw... I'm already there. I think my friend will like it imperfections and all. Oh my watch card... I went back and finished it and actually like how it turned out.
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013 GMT Views: 770
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22220
Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 4:24 PM
No need for the musical notes to be right side up....collage my friend! This is absolutely beautiful...let me just say that I sometimes think I have a lack of saying what I really want when I look at everyone's work. This is stunning.
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