I was going to see Steven in person after a few years of being out of touch, followed by a phone call and a few days of emailing back and forth. I was separated at the time; my first husband whom Steven knew, had left me, and I recently discovered that Steven was divorced. I knew Steven was an artist and wanting to impress him, I thought I would bring him a gift of art. I had a background already done on a small 3x5 canvas, created with masking tape and acrylic paint. I quickly found an interesting image from ARTchix Studio and stamped a script background over everything with permanent ink. I searched for words to go with my image of the man blowing bubbles (with a woman inside!) and found one of my own LennaLines stamps, what if? That was exactly how I felt. What if Steven and I were to spend more time together? I never thought about this when I first called him, but after we sent about 15 or 20 emails back and forth in two days . . . well, you can imagine I was considering it! I did not tell him this yet, but later he marveled at how the collage I created was really expressing what was going on at the time.
This is the collage I made for him this Christmas. There are words written around the sides to describe how our love is like water, which you can see in the slideshow below. He has this collage in a stand now on his computer desk.
And the collage I made for my mom with a photo I took of her flowers.
Gardening has been a saving grace for her after the loss of my dad.
I based what I did on the instructions in the online class I teach called Collage on Canvas. As I created these two collages I took photos, like a diary of my process. If you are interested in seeing that, you can view the slideshow below. If you can't see the video below or want to view it full-screen, then follow this link and enjoy!
Wishing you a creative and joyous New Year ; ^ ) lenna