Monday, June 1, 2015

Jenniebellie's Banner and Penant swap

Well, with having a road rage incident against myself and my husband this weekend, and having two computers from two different stores and two different brands, and both being piracy isdues, I got done my swap banner/penant.  Still not sure what makes them different and another name is garland.  I think I like garland better;  it sounds so much more decorative, holidayish, fancy, pretty...

I wanted to do something different.  I have been working in a book called "Creative Call"  This book has you ponder the roadblocks in
your life to why you may not be doing art work or your craft; what the stumbling blocks may be, perhaps a negative word came at you in your life to stop you from creating.  I have been taking classes, learning techniques, and just wanting to get out of the copy zone, repeating what I see, but wanting to do my own creation.  Striving for this has become my hobby.  Seeing others come up with their own ideas has somewhat become my envy, which has not been good.  So, when a thought comes in my head, I have been trying to seek where it is taking me.  So this garland kept crying out to me to do something floral.  My partner lives in Australia.  When my son saw my garland, he told me that Australia is turning fall, autumn weather, and we are just starting spring in New England.  So I thought it would bring my partner back a couple of seasons.  She told me she loves turquoise, so that was my addition to the garland.
We only had to make five attachments.  So I hand water colored my papers, punched out all of the petals and hand glued them to a backing, a paper butterfly was added, and vintage yellow pearls with a beautiful delicate ribbon.  I displayed  it all around my house so as to see if it was long enough and if it hung evenly.  I may make one for my grand-daughter.  She just turned one, so I have time.  It is a bit time consuming, but really pretty.

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