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5 Basic Shapes

I’m taking an online Paper Collage class from Dar James, hosted by Carla Sonheim.  One of our assignments is to create three collages using the five basic shapes:  Square, triangle, circle, oval and rectangle.

Using old magazines and a glue stick, I created these tulips:


A Picnic Ant


And houses on stilts from my imagination:


These were so much fun to create.  I suggest you give it a try!

Happy Monday!  🙂

Poor Aunt Penny

Sometimes it is just fun to play with color and patterns.  I painted these ants on 140 lb cold press Khadi paper with Winsor & Newton watercolors:


And then I made up this silly poem:

I remember my poor Aunt Penny,

Who loved squishing ants with her tennies,

Until one day,

The ants carried her away,

When she stepped on one too many!


I hope you get “carried away” creating art today!  Happy Saturday!  🙂