Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Altered Pictures and Loot!!!

I have no idea who took this photo or why---so it was the perfect candidate for altering. I dipped it into lukewarm water, dabbed it dry and then sanded, rinsed and dried. I used my all purpose scrap of sandpaper from my "handygirl" drawer. I think I need to get one of those sanding blocks to use for this. Then I tried all sorts of things to color the picture and finally decided to read the instructions again. Watercolors. Worked great.

This a photo of my husband--remember I wrote about the cold Vermont Lake? This turned out really nice. I like all the colors in the background and the way the rowboat looks all sanded and lightly painted. I have a whole stack of strange photos to work on now. You'll be seeing them on Journal Pages.

Loot! A library patron brought these back from a visit to China. For Me!!!! Four dozen little, about the size of bottle caps, pictures of Mao. The edge of each is very sparkly gold. Last time this patron went to China he gave me some Chinese currency with Mao's picture. Now I really have to start getting my Mao quilt finished. Though------ I would love to sew these button/caps to a denim jacket and maybe applique a big picture of Mao to the back of the jacket embellished with lots of gold and glitter. Decisions.

More Loot! This was on the front porch when I got home from work. From Amazon! I ordered all this on Saturday afternoon and now it's here and I'm in HEAVEN!!! Collage with Claudine Hellmuth, Artist's Journals, Alphabetica, Danny Gregory's Creative License and Keri Smith's Living Out Loud. Where to start? Talk among yourselves, I'll be busy for awhile.


Deborah Boschert said...

This is all so excellent. I am so excited for you. Seriously, those Mao buttons are too too funny and so perfect for you. I need to get some "library patrons" to be my friends. I took my Michaels 40% off coupon to buy Alphabetica yesterday... they didn't have it. Grumble. Those are all GREAT books. I feel lots of art coming on.

mary m. said...

That photo of your husband in the rowboat is really haunting. Mao buttons and art know how to party!

Frances said...

I love what you have done with these photos there is a painterly quality about them,