Friday, October 24, 2008

It's a sanity thing!


Tuesday night as I was driving home thinking of what Wednesday had instore for me, I was so overcome with the absolute need to create...not for my show, not for the store, not for my classes but for me. Something with lace, vintage postcards, metal, buttons...all those things that just make me feel good!! So that's what I did. I did my wifely/motherly chores when I got home - made dinner, folded some clothes, refereed...then I set about to create...boy did it feel good! A couple hours later I felt about 100 lbs lighter, the stress had lifted and now I could continue with my mass producreating (my new word) and it was OK! (After rereading my posted blog I realized I didn't really say anything about how I came about completing this beauty!) I began by painting brush strokes with Claudine Hellmuth Studio traditional tan & landscape green semi gloss acrylic paint. I also used her multi medium matte to adhere the torn pages as the background (the stuff works wonders!!!) was running out at the end and had use someone else's stuff and my beautiful girl started rippling - I was scared!!!
I inked the edges with Archival Ink flavor Coffee. The metal strip is by Making Memories, which I painted then sanded and adhered buttons to it with Tombo Metal Liquid Glue. The flower was cut out of material, smeared with Sepia Glossy Accents and a little Patina Stickles (my new favorite color) and embellished with fibers. Smeared (I was in a smearing mood) a little Beeswax around the edges, dusted it with some Perfect Pearls and there she...is a thing of Beauty..."Lynne's Sanity".
I love the saying I found on one of my vintage postcards "Resolve to do the best you can today, much or little, whatever you do be cheerful, That will help a lot!" if fit perfect with the whole purpose of the piece. Great words to live by!!!

Wednesday came and 2 out of 4 of the things that were supposed to happen did, Doug and Walt, we had to reschedule Lysie and the car...one needs more sedation the other - wrong parts, both easy enough to fix.

Picked up my postcards and posters for my show next month, "A Little Ink Will Do Ya" and had to ink them up...of course. Now to mail them out....getting down to the wire....eeeeek!