I was determined to get started early today in my art room and I actually managed to complete a couple of projects. One of them was an idea that has been bouncing around my head for a while now.
I emigrated to Australia with my family in the 60's and lived there for three and a half years. Today kids (boys mostly) collect and swap football cards. But during my childhood in Australia we used to collect picture cards the size of playing cards. Some of them were blank on one side with a picture on and some of them were actual playing cards that had nice pictures on the back.
After seeing artists altering playing cards on-line I had the idea of making my own picture playing cards to collect and today I did my first one,
This card was inspired by the photo of my morning cereal that I published on my blog the other day.
I then played around with some acrylic paint and some Brusho
As I sat looking at them I started thinking of the very talented artist
Carla Sonheim's Imaginary Creatures and found a couple of my own.
In case you can't quite make this last one out it's a little 'mouse like' creature with orange ears.
Something a little different from me but it was fun to do.
Before I go I wanted to share some photos I took of a Buddleja that I found growing on our drive, There are a lot of bushes full of them around at this time of year but one little seed must have took root in our drive and there it was all alone and a little bedraggled so I picked it and brought it in. Unfortunately even though it was in water it didn't take long before it started to whither. But not before I took some pictures of it against some of my painted papers.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at what I have been up to and I hope you all had a creative weekend.