For the past few days I’ve been inspired to nurture my inner ‘artist’ ~ working on a project, which I started eighteen months ago and then forgot about. It’s a papier~mâché sun, made from polystyrene pizza packaging and discarded wrapping paper.
I love creating art from non~biodegradable rubbish. Occupied with more serious concerns, as I have been for quite a while, I’d forgotten how much it nurtures me. Now I’ve re~connected with the fun of messing around with paper, glue and paint, several other recycling projects are springing to mind. But first I must finish this one.
When it’s done I’ll add several coats of yacht varnish to make it waterproof, then hang my sun in the garden ~ shining more consistently than the real one in the sky! 😉
Here I’m applying a base coat of buttery yellow, over the acid tone I’d previously used to seal it, (using up The Artist’s discarded acrylic paints)…..
…..sitting outside in the sun, forming the rays from pipe~cleaners and masking tape…..
…..and adding different colours, to create more depth and contrast…
Now, please excuse me but I just have to go and play some more, sponging on gold highlights…..figuring out how to attach the sun~rays…..
Like me, this is a work in progress. 🙂
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