Tag Archives: paper collage

Hiccups…

Did you know that the longest attack of hiccups according to Guinness Medical Record breakers was 68 years?!

“Charles Osborne of Anthon, Iowa started hiccuping while attempting to weigh a hog before slaughtering it in 1922… he was unable to find a cure and continued until February 1990.”

Today’s weird bird has a case of the hiccups…

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How do you recommend he get rid of them?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Holiday Punch

In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes it is nice to enjoy a quiet golden moment or two…

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And some holiday punch!

The simplicity of punching circles of various sizes, colors and patterns…and cutting circles around the punched circles with scissors was very relaxing for me.

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Arranging them into my art journal in a pleasing pattern was fun too:

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How do YOU relax and get into the spirit during the holidays?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

Joyful Music

One of the highlights during the month of December is the special music…

Last weekend, I heard a trumpet solo and today at church, I listened to a violin soloist.

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I like to close my eyes and listen, it brings my heart JOY!

What special music do YOU enJOY during the month of December?

I hope you share it with me.

Cheers! 🙂

A House Finch

Today’s weird bird enjoys her quiet time in the early morning…

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This House Finch is wearing a matching housecoat, hat and slippers… Perhaps she purchased it at an early bird sale? 🙂

She likes waking up early to a quiet household to enjoy a special cup of house blend seeds.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Her Heart Overflowed

Her heart overflowed with love…

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She felt grateful for this gift…

So she gave it away freely!

I think LOVE is a gift that I can give away “freely”…  How about you?

And the funny thing about this gift, the more I give it away, the MORE I get in return!

Cheers! 🙂

Feeling Thankful

Hearts possessing,

With thy blessing…

Giving Thanks!

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to express my gratitude to YOU!

 Thank you for all your likes and comments on my blog!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday and Thanksgiving for those celebrating!

Cheers! 🙂

Blushing Betty

With Thanksgiving here next week in the States, it is time to start planning the Turkey dinner!

I purchased this old Betty Crocker cookbook from a thrift store.  I use it for collage.  It is filled with stains and comments on the pages… it makes me wonder whose family enjoyed it. 😉

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I have been drawing a lot of pears lately so it seems fitting that a pear-shaped weird bird would appear…

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Blushing Betty is a variation of the photographed recipe above for Quick Brown Betty. 

I wonder is Betty blushing because she painted her toenails?

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

Making Masks!

I have started a new art series with making masks!  With Halloween a day away, my timing seems like a scary coincidence! Lol!

Each week, I plan to create masks using a variety of art materials… The ones I’m showing you today were inspired by the Gelli-plate printing method I learned from yesterday’s post.

I love when one idea leads to another.  I call it, “the domino affect!” 😉

I will show you the before and after photos of my paper collaged masks I created and then explain the materials I used after each one.

I collaged other papers I created with the Gelli-Plate for this one.  Some of my prints were made on deli paper so they are more transparent.  Others were done on watercolor paper.  I outlined the features with a pencil and a turquoise color pencil in some areas.  After I outline the areas, I smear the lines with a paper tortilla to give dimension.

The second mask is much different and yet I used the same paper pattern:

Color changes things so much!! I used a limited color palette for this mask.

I added white circles with a Uni-ball Signo white gel pen.  Using tracing paper, I cut out the shapes I wanted from copies of doodles I did previously.  I used a pencil and a paper tortilla to add dimension to my mask.

I hope my process of making masks may inspire you in your art making!

Cheers! 🙂

What The?!

Bleep!!

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A short blip to wish you…

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!!

Cheers! 🙂

H, I And Pattern Play

I realized that I hadn’t shared my letters, “H” and “I” from my watercolor Alphabet Journal that I did in July on my blog.

I added the collage portion to these letters last weekend.  I think this page is extra happy:

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And you all know how much “I” love flowers!

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Last night, I had only a few minutes to paint before dinner so I created this experiment in watercolor:

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Watercolor pattern play is relaxing and fun!  I encourage you to give it a try!

Cheers! 🙂