Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DLP Week 17

This week's prompt was to draw my favorite shoe(s).  Since I'm retired and it's summer in Southern California, my absolute favorite shoes are my flip flops.  I drew one of my flip-flops.
  I then added the acrylic background but did not like it. 
 I pondered for a few days on what to do with the lackluster page in my journal.  Aha….. I decided to collage it.  First the shoe…..
Then the background….. I just had to get rid of the hideous green background!
The most time-consuming part of collage is picking the papers.  And then there's all  the little scraps of paper lying around on the workspace and on the floor….glad nobody came to visit while I was doing this project.  My final reward was getting rid of the glue on my fingers and fingernails.
 I debated whether to add just a bit more red to the background but
 after careful consideration decided to stop where I was.  As my artist friend Jacki says, it's important to know when to stop.  
~ Calm ~

3 comments:

Jacki Long said...

Well I think you did GREAT!
I like it at evert stage, even the green!
I especially like the collage flip flop ... GREAT!
More, more please?

Beverly said...

Interesting process, and again, excellent work!!

libbyquilter said...

oh gosh, i really liked the flip flop on the green . . . isn't collage fun?! the cutting, the placing, the gluing . . . seventh heaven~!

:-)
libbyQ