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Art Journal: Birds on a Wire

I actually completed this a month or two ago, but while I’m planning my next project (an entry for the GREEN challenge on Wednesday Stampers, if its finished in time) I thought I’d post this since I never did get it up when I finished it.


Remember those backgrounds I posted? This was one of those, although it was completed before that post. The background was painted newspaper, and the majority of the rest of it was acrylic paint, although there is some collage and stamping involved, and, for fun, I coated it in wax. I think I’m really supposed to use beeswax, but I don’t have any, so its candle wax tinted with crayon. Oh well. It works.

I started with the idea of birds on a wire, and it came to this. I know the birds are a bit sloppy, but I went with it. I don’t think I was quoting anyone, although it does sound very Emily Dickinson-esque, doesn’t it? In my defense, I took a whole course on her poetry in college, so… some of her words may be ingrained in my psyche.

P.S. I really ought to finish the green challenge since it IS St. Patricks Day. (And by the way, I may be Irish, but the only person authorized to kiss me is way across the Pacific. Friendly hugs are allowed though!)