I finished the above multi-media piece on Thursday - the cattlea orchids, leaves, and background are watercolor, the tree is gesso, acylic paiint, collaged paper, and the roots are hand dyed ribbons and yarns. The piece is 15 x 22 and I need to talk to my watercolor teacher about how to frame it as it is somewhat 3-dimensional.
I also finished my pineapple painting - I took my DH's suggestion and found a vintage map of Hawaii which I then drew and painted.
I did this layout for Free Shopping on SIS and for Lotuspaperie. For FS I bought a poem (this one is by Carl Sandburg), 4 pps, and fabric. For Lotuspaperie I painted and lifted a layout by Gretchen Mac (loved her beach layout). the above photo I took with the layout laying on my bed with the sun streaming through the curtains - below with no sunshine.
I have been super busy this week working on future TAAFOMFT layouts and I am super inspired - super mojoed!?! I totally cleaned and organized my studio (again!!!) yesterday and discovered some stuff I had forgotten so I feel super excited. I also got a really cool new watercolor book at the library yesterday and discovered that it had a dvd with it so I plan to watch it later today or tomorrow.
Have a great week and thanks for reading and commenting. Your comments mean so much to me. I have been trying to read and comment much more on blogs lately. I have seen such wonderful layouts and read some really inspiring postings.