I realized that I hadn't posted the results of my efforts to master pop-ups. Although I can't say that I mastered them, I did get the idea and made a few. The top two are my own design. The bottom is the first successful one I did following the directions in the book. My interest waned pretty fast, but these three sit on the back of the piano as testament to my effort. I may at some point do more work with this since I am so enamored of paper projects, but for now I abandoned my efforts in favor of going back to pastels. My new Sennelier pastels were calling, as well as the rough paper. I've also been crocheting a lampshade, which I finished yesterday. I won't live long enough to do everything I want to do.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Kendall took this picture from her seat on Charlie's back. It was a surprise to me to see it on facebook, since I was completely unaware. I love the picture,,,,,,. I'm not sure how many people like horse kisses, but I certainly do. The other picture is of course me riding. The look on my face says it all.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Earlier I ordered a book about making pop-up books. I unearthed it as I was trying to clear off the dining room table and decided to get my feet wet, so to speak, by giving it a go. I found that it is both more simple and more complicated than I thought. On the table is my first attempt at getting the concept. So far, so good. Then as is my custom, I decided I had it down and tried to do a couple of things on my own. The flower is the result of this fantasy. After that I decided to go back to the drawing board. Perhaps page 2 will enlighten me enough to move on. It's another way to manipulate paper, which is certainly a recurring obsession of mine. The book shows some amazingly beautiful abstract creations done by experts. They are a little like the origami tesselations, but cutting the paper is the main tool instead of folding.
Oh boy, another toy.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
It's a good thing I don't expect to go down in history as a great artist since the archival quality of my work leaves a lot to be desired. Here is another pastel on sandpaper. The subject is from a photo I took at the 4th of July parade a couple of years ago. Not much more to say about that.