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Days 16 & 17 Of 30

Day 16, Mixed Media on 5 x 7 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16, Mixed Media on 5 x 7 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, Mixed Media on 5 x 7 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 17, Mixed Media on 5 x 7 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Everything that could go wrong, did. Haha. I worked all night trying to fix this and that. And just when I thought I was done. Another problem. I picked a white, that turned out to be a satin. Nope. Looked sticky. Sticky paint? Haha. Well, no worries. Decided white wasn’t right. OK. Time for bed.

Starting today, right after breakfast no less! (First for the month.) I mixed a buff and sand color for the background. Yes, that will work. Changed the terra cotta pots to a desert rose. Added a glaze to the leaves. This helped to tone down the mess of a yellow paint pen that I had used to outline the forms. DIdn’t realize that was glossy paint.

I left the yellow on the snake plant, top. Felt it worked as the golden stripes some of the leaves have. Added a subtle pattern. Bubble wrap. Too subtle. May go back in and bring it out just a bit more. But that means repainting the entire background and then applying the pattern.

Had added texture and scratch marks, hoping to add the aged effect I had in the Blue vase pieces. There is a dark blue base and I tried sanding some top layer away to reveal it. Just didn’t work. I revealed the white gesso instead. Haha.

Happy enough with them now. That Kiwi green is a little too neon. But it keeps them from being too muted. The board lent itself to a postcard layout. So I thought I would create something clean and graphic, for just that.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit me here, and to let me know you stopped by. Happy creating to you!

You don’t drown by falling in the water.
You drown by staying there.
Robert G. Allen

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes,
but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht

What we call experience is
often a dreadful list of ghastly mistakes.
J. Chalmers da Costa

Day 15 Of The February 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 15, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world
that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.
Matshona Dhliwayo

A flower is a smile from heaven.
Unknown

Like wildflowers;
You must allow yourself to grow
in all the places people thought you never would.
E.V.

Days 13 & 14 of the 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 13, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 13, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I had a major interruption mid-session. I started out thinking of florals in a Sandrine Pelissier style. What I ended up with was more Bob Burridge style. Or Katie Jeanne Wood.

I am really happy with everything BUT the flowers. LOL. The colors look dead to me. I wanted to be muted, but, not blah. Haha. I am considering going back in, and carving out loose, wonky, floral shapes.

Day 14, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 14, Mixed Media on 6 x 8 Canvas Board. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

We had snow last night, briefly. Wet snow and rain before that. It was damp at 1:30 am. Sometime later, we received snow on the mountains. Some is hanging around, but very little. It is going to be sunny for the next two weeks, and getting warmer.

Mingus In The Morning, 2-14-21.
Mingus In The Morning, 2-14-21.
Mingus Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Mingus Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Shadows crossing Mingus, 2-14-21.
Shadows crossing Mingus, 2-14-21.
Late Afternoon, 2-14-21.
Late Afternoon, 2-14-21.

Happy week everyone!