Above, Smash book pages...from our Road Trip to
Panama City Beach, Fla., with a stop off in
Clarksville, TN. Enjoyed our time, but it was
all too short! The little watercolor at bottom
left was done with watercolor pencils.
Sunshine, sand and waves were just the
colors I needed to refresh my winter blahs...
When we got back from our all-too-short vacation,
I promptly got a terrible cold, but we did go out
to eat in a local restaurant, and I couldn't resist
doodling on the back of the place mat...
I took the place mat with me and used it for
these collages...used the ads and my drawings
together. Considered adding color, but
decided I liked the white, black and tan as is.
More Smash book pages using odds and ends...
the bottom is a postcard showing a still life by
Frida Kahlo. I adore the color!
Same page with postcard flipped up.
On the back of the postcard,
I wrote out an excerpt from a book about Frida,
and created a watercolor inspired by
Mexican folk art designs.
Collage on the facing page.
This is not my usual style of collage, as it is
more of a grid-type composition. I usually
overlap the elements in my collages.
The colored pencil design on the right
is inspired by Native American beading and embroidery.
I believe I was researching the Delaware (Lenape) but
it was years ago, and I can't find my source now...
see how long my scraps can be buried in a
box, tub, book or tin?!
Any time I need inspiration, I can always
find it in ancient, classical or modern art!
What inspires you?
Linking to Paint Party Friday