"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, May 11, 2009


Just a quick little photo today ...

I'm doing a swap later this year with a small group that I belong to. We are making pieces for an advent calendar ... I have day 12. I decided that I needed to take a little break from my other commitments and work on something different, so I made my pieces. I used puzzle pieces from and old puzzle. I coated them with black gesso, then added a pink and gold tissue paper to the top. On that, I added some pale green crackle paint. I painted the edges bronze. I'm pleased with how they turned out, and that's one more thing off my list!
This project has got me thinking about making advent calendars for my neices and nephews for Christmas, using recycled and repurposed items. If I manage to actually do it, I'll be sure to post a picture. I think it would be fun!
I'm thrilled that my collage sold during Collage Mania. The event raised over $18,000 for the ACS. I believe the grand total for the last few years since Virginia Spiegel began Fiber Art for a Cause is near $200,000. Isn't that amazing? My collage will be on its way to Tennessee soon!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Nice Michelle, you come up with some of the most creative ideas.