Another busy Monday and electronic Mandala. I did have the foresight to take pictures of some beautiful flowers blooming in my garden before work (and before the torrential rain). (Oh, and this isn’t being uploaded until Tuesday because of said torrential rain and nearby tornado knocking out the internet.) I couldn’t have brought myself to cut them to make a 3D mandala, anyway. I used my handy dandy iPhone and PicCollage app to play with the focus, crop, and arrange them. The one in the center is from a bulb I planted a little too late last fall (I was afraid). It grew and bloomed magnificently this Spring, though. (Of the 60 bulbs I planted, only about 10 came up, but they’re totally worth it.) This flower took my breath away when I opened my door this morning.
One of the prompts for Daisy Yellow’s ICAD last week was “rainbow” so I couldn’t resist using it as much as possible. I made my first rainbow card last week in celebration of the overturning of parts of DOMA, but it was a quickie and certainly didn’t do the rainbow prompt justice. Here’s the link to her challenge: http://daisyyellowart.com/icad/
I also started posting all my cards on Flickr. Tammy, from Daisy Yellow, made some great theme-based collages with some cards from the first month so I’m hoping she’ll pick one of mine if she does it in July. Here’s the link to her Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/daisyyellow/pool
I tried this background using a leftover piece of wire fencing I used for my chair planter. I put it under a card and rubbed over it. Unfortunately, I got too ambitions and tried to used too many colors (to go with the rainbow theme). It ended up getting really muddled. The quote was nice, so I experimented with a few different scripts. I did a couple others with the crayon rubbing technique and only one or two colors and those came out much better (keep an eye out for them in future cards!).
I rather like this one. It’s a simple magazine page collage with a quote written on a cut-up card stitched on. The quote is from “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enough”, one of my favorite choreo-poems that was also made into a pretty great movie.
That’s all for now. Thanks for looking.