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Went to a Yankees game this weekend and didnt bring my laptop, but here are 4 I created during my absence. It was a 3 day holiday weekend in the states so the post office was closed. But I was able to drop these in the box instead!
We're making an African garden in a quadrangle of a school. the school has a deep relationship with a school in Uganda - teachers and a few students have visited over the past four years. I'm coordinating the quad project and am doing a day or two making signage and bird art with young people. It's a highschool. I found out that the group I am working with next week is very, very low ability of just yr 8 boys and the quad is a highly visible space. I have scaled back the project and am opting for a collage approach with a bit of magic... I have coated lots of pieces of paper with glue, have cut up some marine ply and have collected images of West African birds. I have photos of the landscape and lots of magazines to cut letters from and will bring in my photocopier so we can make image transfers onto the wood, paint the landscape and add some text. When I've shown the kids my demo I will post it somewhere not too far away (85 grams!).
For those of you in Europe, you will know about Eurovision. It is not an enitrely enjoyable evening where the devoted watch 25 countries vie for the Eurovision song title. Last night I was watching while making my mailart. Foxes still on the brain (there was one in our field earlier in the week that allowed us to almost walk up to it)! I was also experimenting with the idea of drawing animal toys from different angles as a way to work with children. The sun was setting. No one was voting for England and that word invasion sprung from my musical past.
Thought I'd take a new approach to an old fave with the kids I'm working with this week. This is part of a book that lets you change the faces. This page is the little known Reblynxaphant. Where would you find it, d'you think?
I sent a mailart postcard to my neighbour back in the autumn and she thought it would be the kind of thing that would make a great bookcover when she finished her novel. Here's what I'm sending her for the cover of her up and coming book.
This one was intended to be purely in Black and White as it comes from the collected edition of Queen and Country, by Greg Rucka. At the moment I'm really trying to use more colour, especially textured colour as it thrills me when Elena colours my pieces, but this picture caught my eye and I couldn't let it go, so I inked it myself
Another packet of Sharpies due up for sale on eBay. This pack will go out to the next buyer, which of course could be YOU! (Apologies international readers, I don't ship outside of Europe - Royal Mail has priced me out)
Coloured in Promarker flex (now Elenas favourite colouring tool) with lines by me
Just one post for all of these - fused fabric, machine stitched - then the big pieces were cut into PC sized pieces and finished off with machined satin stitching. Love the freedom of stitching withouth rules or lines - it was fun. Do I now qualify as being half way through 365 project at #182?????