I love these colors together! Plus, a little touch of grunge on the left with a little touch of techno on the right. The great thing about these collages is that I am free to play without fear of failure, because they are only experiments.
As many of you know, I usually start each morning by making a small collage in my studio. It's not intended to be a "work of art", but more of an exercise to warm up and get me going. This is my morning collage from this morning, and it is about 4.5" tall by 4" wide.
Cute Potato was created by an artist friend, Beate Knappe, and then sent on a journey around the world. She is traveling with a suitcase and pillow, and along the way other artists have added accessories to her traveling bag. She has also picked up some traveling companions.
Cutie started her journey in Germany, traveled around Europe, then headed to the United States. From here, she will travel to Australia and New Zealand before heading home to Europe.
Cutie arrived at my house this week, and opening her box was like Christmas morning. There were so many goodies from all of her travels, and it was wonderful to look through her travel journal and see all the photos of the places that she has been. So far, she has been helping me in the studio, but tomorrow we are leaving on a short trip to a B&B.
It is so much fun to have Keaton here! He is really starting to show his personality, and we love watching him explore and learn about new things. The first windy day, he was scared of the wind. Now he loves to face into the wind, and let it blow through his fur. Keaton is happiest when he is outside --- racing around the yard, rolling in the grass, and just enjoying his freedom. He is reminding us to savor each day and enjoy it to the fullest!
Sergeants donated some products to Wag N Train Terrier Rescue and asked that we send them photos of some of our rescue dogs with the products. We thought it would be cute to start with photos of the dogs in the box of toys, and this is Keaton (our foster yorkie) taking his turn in the box.
After the photo session (and play session), Keaton was tuckered. This was his favorite toy, so I thought it was cute that this was the one he chose for a pillow.
I love this photo of one of our bleeding heart plants, just starting to unfurl its leaves. It reminds me of sea anemones. This was taken a couple of days ago, and now the bleeding hearts are about 8" tall with their leaves fully open. Such a fleeting moment, and I'm glad I captured it in a photo!
April is shaping up to be a great month! Mom and I are taking two trips together, and they should both be very inspirational and relaxing journeys. On the first trip, she is sharing a place with me that she enjoys, and on the second trip, I am sharing one of my favorite retreat destinations with her.
As an early birthday gift, she made the "Night Sky" journal above for me to use on these trips. I think it is perfect! She painted the canvas on the cover, and it is hand bound with a coptic binding, so it will lay flat while I work in it. This journal is the perfect gift for me, and the perfect journal for our trips together!