Finally got this sent off today for the art exchange.
The words around the edge read-
I lay on the grass with my cat
and looked straight up to the BLUE,
blue, blue, everywhere blue,
not a speck,
not a flaw,
and I thought...
BLUE is PERFECTION.
I couldn't find my masking tape, so I painted some artist's masking fluid around the edge first.
Then I coloured everything in with a blue aquapencil. Then I washed it over with water. When it was dry I spritzed some blue 'Angel Mist' onto it. It fell in puddles, which I didn't want, so I spread it over evenly with a soft brush. The result is an even blue, with a slight silvery glitter, but a very fine glitter. This doesn't show in the photo's or the scan :(
Then I stamped foliage round the edges to make it look like I was looking up through some trees. The foliage is actually the top of a tree stamp I have.
I'd had no idea what to draw. I thought maybe a sunset sky with something silhoutte in the foreground. But it didn't grab me.
On Thursday, with a handful of hours to myself, and it so amazingly warm for March, I lay in the garden with Scooter, a cup of tea, a craft book and my kindle. In the end I didn't read anything, I just lay face up and was genuinely amazed at the blue sky, the way it stretched in every direction, with no change in colour at all, and not a single hint of cloud. It's nice to be re-amazed by simple things :)
The words soon came, and then the picture.
Hope you like it. I was pleased with it, because it meant something, and recorded a genuine moment. That's what arty stuff's meant to be, innit? ;)