This week's color for the Summer Of Color challenge is yellow. I didn't have much time this week, but I remembered this lil' bit o' fun I had laying around from years ago that never got finished.
I did this at a time when I wanted to create but was sooo stuck because I was taking myself and my art way to seriously. So I decided to start making fun whimsical stuff that some might not consider art or take seriously.
That's when this little collage was born. The only reason it didn't get finished at the time was because I kinda forgot it's purpose. It was almost done but I didn't know what to put at the top. The word "tart" kept coming to mind (which would make me laugh whenever I thought of it), but I would talk myself out of it because it was too silly. Um, hello, that was the whole point. So my lil' Lemon Tart got tucked away and long forgotten until this wonderful challenge reminded me of it.
You can decide for yourself whether "tart" is referring to the lemons or the girl ;-)
The whole idea came from the cool netted bags that our lemons come in. I kept saving them and one day I decided to make a collage on watercolor paper and use one of the bags as a dress. I started by painting the background and the lemons, and cutting out a magazine photo of a girl and gluing her down. Then I "designed" her recycled lemon bag dress and hat. She needed a necklace so I drew and painted on a citrusy one for her. To blend her in she has a soft wash of paint over her and I doodled details onto her, the lemons, and other parts of the collage with a black pen.
To finish it (finally!!) I glued down a piece of paper across the top and stamped on leaves with green paint. Then I stamped "tart" and added more layers of paint and pen until I liked it. Done! Whew! In time to post for "yellow week". Woohoo!
And now ... because 1) I think I'm in love with yellow
2) I'm also now in love with my iPhone and the "Hipstamatic" app I decided to make my post even longer (!!) and share some yellowy photos with you from our recent Kern River trip.
|You can see the reflection of my shirt on the window. Coolio!|
I love how the bus is distorted from the windshield!
None of these photos were altered in any way!! That's all the work of my iPhone and this amazing Hipstamatic app (well... and a talented photographer, haha) !!
Ok, that's enough. See you soon!