Is it just me or does 2014 move at a faster pace? When I looked at the calendar today and completed my last CDA for March the realization set in that 2014 is into its second quarter as of tomorrow.
“Time flies when you have fun!” is another way to look at it. Did you have fun with the “All That Jazz” theme in March? I had very few emails – some stating that the theme was at times difficult to interpret… I have to admit it took me some time to come up with an idea – but once the concept was realized I had a hard time containing my creativity.
So, what did I choose to do in March? I went to my “special” papers folder and discovered a handful of hand made and embellished papers. Embellished with what? you ask. I used anything from foil, glitter glue to silk fibers, sheers and gold lame snip-its, PVA glue and treasure gold. I used a variety of hand-made and commercial papers from water color (cold pressed), to wall paper, recycled manila envelopes, and tissue papers. I flooded them with paint, spent dye and let them dry. to treat them with oil sticks, wax crayons, metallic acrylic inks.. and all that jazz.
There is no stitching on my CDAs this month as I loved the way the paper looked and felt in my hands. With teaching from the studio and a trip to Winnipeg to judge my time was once more precious and I stuck to my initial plan: No more than 10 – 15 minutes per CDA.
Enjoy the slide show today. And, I know you have all been waiting for April’s theme: “GREEN”… think Earth Day, Springtime, Easter, fresh, good for you, green is the complementary color to red. Green extends into yellow and blue on the color wheel when worked in an analogous way. GREEN should have us all bursting with ideas. Spring is here – let’s get creative. Green is energizing!! Have fun.