We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Things with wings - real and imagined!

I seem to have lots of projects on the go, but none are finished yet - keep getting sidetracked.

Anyway, whilst having a quick 5 minute tidy-up, I found the pieces of blown wallpaper that I used to create patterns on the Gelli Plate, together with a piece of painted card that was for a particular project, but never used.

So, rather than put them in the "sometime" box, I made some quick cards.  A classic example of me getting sidetracked!

This wallpaper made a brilliant pattern when used on the Gelli plate, using a selection of green acrylics. Too busy for my walls, but fab as a background. Perfect recycling!

This wavy pattern would look quite good on walls, but another great one for the Gelli Plate too.  There was mainly gold paint on the Plate, but the shimmer doesn't show up in the photo.

And yes, I've still got quite a few turquoise things with wings!

I painted a background for a particular project but didn't use it, so I've just added some stamping and stencilling. The bird probably looks a little large for the tree - but it's a cuckoo!
Talking of birds, here's a strange thing - spotted this pheasant strolling down my road - which in an urban area is a bit unusual .....

My satnav told me to land here ..... nothing looks familiar though.

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