Yesterday was one of those running around days. Once again I stopped at B&N (with my coupon) and left empty-handed! The book I wanted wasn't there (and since then I've changed my mind about it anyway!) and I looked at some others but I think I've finally reached "Full" when it comes to mixed media books! Every one I look at seems to have all the same information....or maybe I'm just getting bored! From there I looked around at Target....nothing caught my eye and I had wasted enough time so it was off to get groceries. It's one of my least favorite jobs.
Speaking of groceries, did any of you watch the Oprah show about Food 101? I loved it! I've been saying, for years, that it's our food that's making us sick! Or rather I should say our fake food! Most of what we eat is manufactured junk filled with who knows what! I ordered the DVD that Opera mentioned....Food, Inc. Amazon has a special deal until midnight tonight....you can get it for $9.99. You have to go through Oprah.com to do it.
I'm sorry....I got a bit off-track there! Anyway after trudging around the grocery store, loading everything into the car, unloading it at home, putting it all away, washing all the veggies, etc I had very little time left in the day for art! With HB working for a few days I've been having to cook. I made sure all the smoke detectors were in good working order and that we have a fire extinguisher handy!! And thank goodness for left-overs cooked by HB.
By the time I got to the studio, I just slapped down some paint, grabbed a picture and glued it down, then stamped and embellished around it and that was that!
This is much more golden looking in real life. I used azo gold as a wash over everything. I had to take a photo of the page because my printer ran out of ink this morning and it wouldn't scan. If the scanner is just "taking a picture" and not actually printing why does it need ink? Oh, well, whatever the reason it didn't work. The light wasn't all that good this morning so the page looks darker and washed out. I tried messing with it but I seemed to just make it worse! My on-going problems with color adjustment!!
So today I thought I would stay home and play in the studio but now I have to go buy ink cartridges for the printer. I have such a tough life!! :-)
NOTE: After I got the ink for my printer I scanned the page and added it. I removed the "bad" picture and this one now shows the colors more like they appear in real life.