Monday, November 08, 2010

taking back Monday

Just because....

I can't remember the last time I woke in the morning and wasn't immediately consumed with thoughts of all the sensible things that need to be done that day.

I love Mondays. Usually relaxed and refreshed from the weekend, once the children are at school, the possibilities of all the things I can do with a whole Monday at home by myself stretch out before me all shiny and tempting.

...and I usually do the sensible things.

Inspired by the beautiful (and much more detailed than mine) map paper birds I saw in this post (my map paper cranes are there too!). I used a 1990's atlas full of pretty coloured maps, and a pva glue and water mixture to adhere them. Quick and easy, and I'm thinking it could be a work in progress.

There's a great recipe for poster glue here that I'll try next time, but we were out of sugar from making marshmallows to toast over a backyard campfire last night.

note: homemade marshmallows melt *really* quickly...

and the mixed media tree artworks I posted about last week will be in the shop at the end of this week. I got a bit distracted...

7 comments:

Nic Hohn said...

Love the contrast and combinations...a beautiful installation!

Terrie said...

They are amazing. Your work never fails to inspire me.

sonyamacdesigns said...

I agree with Nic ... a beautiful installation ...

Heather said...

I love this! Just beautiful

Hooked On Yarn said...

Just beautiful!

KathrynAntyr said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I often work with maps, they add a layer of meaning to any project. I want to go fly with your birds.

Suzanne said...

I love these. Is this just an example of art that you've put out there into the world? How fun.