The Turveydrops

I love playing with words and their meanings!

So when Carla Sonheim announced this NEW online class on Word Play, taught by the fabulous Lynn Whipple – I jumped “write” in!

I created this piece today based on a quote from Dr. Seuss:

Sour Gooseberry Jam

It says:  “Shout Loud!  I am LUCKY to be what I am!  Thank goodness I’m not just a clam or a ham or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!”

I glued a sheet from an old book on names to 140 lb hot press watercolor paper with matte medium.  After it dried, I glued on this old photo (no relation) and painted Golden fluid acrylic paint in Titan Buff, randomly over the background.

Next, I glued the gelli-printed hats and jar to the paper, outlining them with a black pen.  I tried to add a little color to some of the words with wax pastels.  I found the name, “Turveydrop” in the text so this is what I named my couple.

I want to add more to this piece after I take Lynn Whipple’s online class on September 15-26.   Will you be joining in the FUN?!  I hope so!

Happy Friday!   🙂

16 responses to “The Turveydrops

  1. SO fun to see your work. You are already inspired. Who needs a class? Or just for the fun of doing it all together. I can see your delight in the words ánd the paint.

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  2. Jill – Oh this is funny. Great imagery. I’ll have to give this a try.

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  3. Way to go, Jill! Such joy in this piece. I can always count on you to bring a smile to my morning. 💜💜💜 And thanks as always for explaining your process!

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  4. This reminds me of a dear artist friend of mine who also does collages…love it!

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  5. I’ve been considering that class…such humor and play in your piece…love it!👏👏👏🔺

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