Thursday, February 22, 2007

February is for RED

Somehow, without conscious effort, I've been making a lot of red art this month. Now, I'm not big on Valentine's Day, as i think it's a Hallmark Holiday, but red has been speaking to me this month.

SPOILER: for those of you in my postcard exhcange group, I'm posting photos of my Feb. cards, which you have not received yet!

First, I was inspired by a broken red glass bowl a friend of my Mom's gave me, as she knows I do mosaic. It was this gorgeous, thick red glass with a scalloped edge tipped in gold. I tranformed it into a candle holder, which ended up with more of a gothic feel than I intended:

Here's the best photo I could get without a tripod when the candle was lit:

Looks like it belongs in Kyle's apartment. Hmmm . . . .

February's color theme for the postcard exchange was red, and somehow I ended up with an India and Yoga theme for this one. The background is created with gesso and tissue paper and various texturing effects:

It's kinda cool to see them all together:

And I'm only sending ONE this month!