22 Oct 2013
I so loved this month’s One Little Word prompt. It was nothing but freedom: play around, make a mess, write what’s on your heart. As it turned out, there was plenty on my heart, and a bag full of new art supplies to play with. This is just a plain white 12 x 12 piece of paper. The green and blue paint are from one of my Bloom True canvases.
I used a smaller square to block off the center, and I sprayed the edges with metallic spray ink, which I got for a song at the Depot, and which are my new best friends. I put a little bit of glitter on too, for good measure. I love the marbled look it has. I painted my word with a tiny brush and a new tube of copper paint I bought for Bloom True (my painting class).
It looks aged and opulent at the same time, somehow.
I started writing, with a copper metallic pen, of course, and the words just flew onto the page, in the straightest lines and in the most impeccable penmanship I think my hand has ever produced. Magic.
It’s hard to read in some lights, but if you angle it right, it’s clear.
Here is the second half, in slightly different light. I’ll let the words speak for themselves this month, except to say that this exercise was so well-timed for me, and so much fun. I am looking forward to being able to flip through all of my pages at the end of the year. And starting to think of my word for 2014! At the moment, I have no idea what it will be, but I am sure it will come to me. All I have to do is stay open.