My thought process was thus -
I just love the sunset moths that are found in Madagascar ...
Moth is one of the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream...
- I know, a bit random!
I also did some planning on this one - having learned that with collage some sort of plan is no bad thing! So this piece is made of many layers.
A couple of shapes handcut from pages (yes - from the play - I have a copy of Shakespeare's works which I cut up).
Plus a pressed gypsophila.
Finally, my version of a colourful moth, done in watercolour, with added texture from bubblewrap. I also added some splatters of gold watercolour (which is a fabulous paint by Schminck), and to balance the blue wings, a little blue Brusho too. I also die-cut the word moth from the book pages.
"Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon."
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Act II, Scene 1
Fairy to Robin Goodfellow
The current Paper Artsy challenge is all about abstracts so ... I'm adding this one!
My thoughts are with the people of Paris - and to borrow a phrase from Robert Burns, I have never, and will never, understand man's inhumanity to man. Vive la France!