It's the end of another AEDM and I'm finishing on a high note.
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.
You may have noticed, when it comes to my artwork I'm my own biggest critic, but occasionally a piece just comes together perfectly; and this is one of them. I'm really happy with this and it's in my personal top three pieces.
There are several versions of the rhyme above, depending which part of the country you're from; but the version above is probably the most well known as it was used for a children's TV show back in the seventies.
This started life as one of those brown cardboard/papier-mâché blanks that can be bought from craft shops. It's a storgae box that's book shaped. Add a few layers of paper towel, cover with yellow and pink tissue, attach a few embellishments, and hey presto a birthday present.
Unless you want to look at the latest layer of gesso on canvas. After yesterday's layers had eventually dried, I slapped some green paint on it, but it didn't look right. If ever this canvas gets to the stage of being a piece of art, I'll need a reinforced wall to hang it on!
Playing around with a piece of canvas board from an earlier experiment (that didn't work out as expected). I used black gesso, and some red paint to make sure everything was covered over and didn't show through.
And then I needed a bit of detail adding.
I now need to decide on a resident for this.
After yesterday's post which was too light for people's monitors, I hope this isn't too dark. I've tried playing around with different images, but the light isn't great in here.
A change of style for today, creating with words instead of pictures.
When I'm not creating, I sometimes play games, especially space-sims.
I've always been fascinated by the stars, and the latest game 'Elite', features a full galaxy to roam around. Apart from the usual game styles, pirate, trader, etc; Elite gives you the chance to explore the galaxy. It's a wonderful way to relax, just head off into the dark, away from the inhabited area, and fly amongst the stars, and the nebulae and star clouds. Skim along the rings of a gas giant, or maybe watch the clouds swirling on another earthlike world.
I must go once more into the void into the eternal night A myriad dots in the quiet blackness Cold and hard, diamond light.
Twinkle twinkle little star, but not out here; not where we are. Here amongst the whispering spheres, who's song's not meant for human ears
A siren's call, to a deadly embrace, the last adventure, an endless sleep
The painting is one that I created earlier in the year, during one of the slightly less dark times, and it seemed to tie in with this, so I figured I'd add it to this post.