Inspire Me Thursday ~ Five Senses
Athletic & Feminine, Mixed Media Collage
This weeks challenge for Inspire Me Thursday was creating art with your five senses. I did a mixed media collage of sorts. My mother in-law found for me an old vintage poster with this darling picture of this woman and what came forth in my mind were two words: Athletic and Feminine...and the balance of the two within us.
At the bottom is this quote by Walt Whitman; "The towering feminine of thee! The beauty, healthy, completion fit for thee!"
See: The rusty colored cracks appearing thru my acrylic blue paint. Slowly I watched them appear one by one as it dried. I have previously used this "crackle" glaze on a few furniture pieces and wanted to give a canvas a try. I really dig the weathered antique look on wood, so this was crazy fun to see it work on canvas as well.
Smell: The smell of burning the edges of the two papers brought me back to the scent of our smoky campfires in the forrest just before roasting marshmallows. I had to open all windows and doors so that our fire alarm wouldn't start buzzing while I lit the edges of the paper on fire over our kitchen sink. I found a lot of pleasure in this. Not sure if that's good or bad! *grin*
Touch: Gesso gushing between my fingers and lingering there the remainder of the day. Later, I would find the satisfaction of peeling it off of my skin.
Hear: The sound of Native American flute music in the background...helping me to get all Messy Zen with it.
Taste: As I shared my oral fixaton with pen caps in a previous post, really...it is not just pen caps. It happens when I am in a creative trance. This time I put a brush between my teeth. Little did I know there was gesso on it. A bit startling always at first but it happens all the time. No worries...I do wash my mouth out!!