After a hectic few days involving much cooking and consuming of chocolate, the family have gone, the house was quiet and today there was a chance to have another playday with the sketchbook.
I had recently decorated a piece of white fabric with a Sharpie pen, following one of the chapters in the DVD that came with Alisa Burke's book Sew Wild. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but started by making several photocopies of the fabric which I then cut up and put into my Frida Kahlo sketchbook.
Much as I liked the black and white it was cryng out for colour... it had to be done to keep with the Frida Kahlo theme.
Gradually I painted more and more... taking photocopies of my progress. These photocopies will make good starting points for more sketchbook pages.
I liked the black and white but I love the colour more.
The double page spread was finished off with lists of words that I associate with Frida Kahlo. Text always features somewhere in my work.
After lunch I looked through my extensive collection of magazine clippings and found this image of a Jean Paul Gaultier dress dating back to 2008... yes, I keep clippings from that far back! And then I wonder why I have I have a problem with clutter!
And with a bit of collage, paint and stitch... I start to have the beginnings of an idea... (although I'm a little worried about how the arms fit onto the body of my collage of Frida!)
But I realise that a day spent "playing" is a day well spent!