The Travelling Canvas!
We’re not lazy. We didn’t forget about this project. We are just ridiculously, insanely busy. Also, half of us have been seriously sick (like hospital sick) in recent weeks. But that’s behind us, because I am here to save the day!
There are two parts to our project – the boxes of supplies we send to each other AND a single piece of art that we all work on. I volunteered to be the starting point for our travelling canvas this time.
This is just a simple 8×10 prestretched canvas. I was in a blue mood this day, so I selected a blue acrylic paint. I mixed a few shades and tints of it (aka, I mixed some black and some white with it) and just kinda… put some paint on there.
It felt too plain to me, so I looked around my craft closet and found … an old newspaper. I tore off a couple columns of dense type and stuck them in place, simply painting lightly over the papers. It’s pretty much impossible to read the words. If you’re interested, it was an article about a unit coming home from Afghanistan, in our local Fort Drum Mountaineer paper.
It is entirely coincidental that the canvas is Tardis Blue. Entirely coincidental.
I believe (correct me if I’m wrong) that Marian has volunteered to take the canvas next! I am fervently trying to remember to wrap and send this, so she can do her part! I can’t wait to see what she’ll add!
(PS – We really are making our best efforts to get this together. Expect to see some finished-art posts from us soon!)
(PPS – I lost my login info for Flickr! Lol.)