If you remember back to the previous art lesson, we had done some cute stuff with stamping, including overstamping an image with a pattern.
Let's see what we can do with the image now
So, we've now cut out the face with overstamped text, and added an interesting background. This is looking rather nice.
What about the other face? The one with the ornate image stamped over it, that was so differently interesting? We've used a Gelli Plate to add a mono print right over the image! The pale patch near her eyebrow was where a scrap of paper got stuck in the paint. Totally by design. This project just gets better and better. I think I'll call her "evil twin".
Hello. Welcome to today's art lesson. I've been playing with my stamps and markers, and I don't see why you should get away without being subjected to it.
First, we stamp and colour a pretty stamp. Here I have stamped with light grey, then coloured, then overstamped with black. See how I've got the black to not quite cover the grey? That is totally what I meant to do.
Next, let's dress it up, by over-stamping the whole thing with a faint impression of an interesting, big stamp.
Yes, this newsprint stamp is quite nice, but maybe a prettier stamp will be even better!
I mean, hmm, this look is so interestingly different. I like how she has a moustache now.
If you live or work near Bridge Road Richmond, you'd better check out Richmond Sourdough. They have gorgeous bread and pastries daily, all sourdough. Yes, sourdough croissants, and sourdough scrolls!
There's a table in the window with one of everything on display. I saw it riding past, and screeched to a stop.
The croissants have a great crust.
Here's what you're looking for...
And here we learn they are open daily.
I went in today with a $50 note and no change, and the baker did me a huge favour on the bill. So, until I pay him back, I'd better disclose that this is a sponsored post. That apple scroll was awesome.
I biked to work this morning, so I set out really early. Nearly didn't make it out, though. These thug birds were ALL OVER the silver birch tree. They are sulphur crested cockatoos. They've started coming because we put out seed for the smaller parrots.
It was all a bit Hitchcockian. To add to the atmosphere, I swear one of them was repeatedly saying "Hello?"
And at the end of the day, this was all that was left.
My triangular art journal is still going. Have I shown it off before? Not sure. I'll make a tag and add it if I have. This is a two year projeject so far. I bought a gorgeous blank triangular journal. As I went to sleep one night, I wondered what I would put into it. On waking, I heard myself thinking "birds, birds, birds". Not a very poetic thought, but, I do like birds.
The book is about half full, and every page has a bird. This one is, of course, Bunky the Art Sparrow.
You only Bunky once! Do you get it? Because, umm, he's Bunky... Oh, never mind.
It's super difficult to photograph a page from a triangular journal (when you are just using available light, as I am). Pro tip - take the photo upside down and rotate.
Look what we found on our egg hunt! Eggs! We had to hunt all the way to the dinner table!
At 19 and 17, the Laing kids have grown out of the cute hunting for Easter eggs stage, but interestingly, haven't grown out of eating the eggs! Here they are with the traditional one large bunny each, some eggs, and a chicken for no special reason.