Sunday, June 12, 2011

a tiny trade ...

well that bit of sunshine we had seems to have done me a world of good ... oddly, on the first day of full sun, i broke my sunglasses and i had to do a lot of substantial driving ... with the sun in my eyes, my body sucked up a ton of that vitamin d ... and now, the grey that has been the last couple of days, isn't so bad ... Now if only i can get my doctor to prescribe weekly flights to someplace sunny, i will be in a great place ... some how i don't think i'm going to get that prescription.

So, I am scrapping with my scrapping group today ... and i am in a swap  ... a little 4x4 canvas swap ... so here's what i did for the swap ...


Four little canvas's ready to be swapped ... well actually only 3  will be swapped, i will be keeping one for me.


I realize that i have a much different point of view than most paper artists do ... (dare i refer to my self as an artist?)  i mean who does such colourful buttons with a somewhat monotone canvas?


There is actually loads of colour ... it's just all in the same tones ... but the colours are different textures ... some are matte, some are glossy, some are outright glimmery!


I used 7Gypsies tissue paper as the base for each little canvas ... i did numerous colour washes over it so that the pattern is still visible.


I really like the way these turned out ... they are indicative of my own point of view.  I recently saw a sign  on Pinterest (I'm here if you are interested) "I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares" and i think that for now i am holding that as my mantra ... and beauty ...  hey it's in the eye of the beholder ....

7 comments:

Pondside said...

They are lovely Jo - and I'll go and have a look at the site.
If your doctor prescribes the flights will you please send me his name ASAP!?

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Jo, these are truly gorgeous!! I love all the colors and textures--WOW!!!
XO

Linda R. said...

These look amazing.. someone is going to be very lucky...

Hugs, Linda

Rek said...

I like them...reminds me of embossed artwork.

Lynn Stevens said...

I adore your mini canvases. the tine on tone is awesome and just a hint of color makes it pop! Your going to have some happy swappers!

I've been trying to do Pinterest but having problems, ughhh.

hugs Lynn

Izzy said...

Love my little canvas JO! thanks

Jenny said...

How neat! Dare you? Yes! You are!