Thursday, January 21, 2010
Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusade No. 36-Braving the Elements
I have long been an admirer of Michelle Ward's beautiful designs. Her website inspires my creativity. Every month she has an artistic challenge for her readers. Some of them I have done quietly on my own, others I have just read about. This month I decided to participate openly and leave a comment! The name of this month's crusade is "Braving the Elements." Wow! That is certainly what we have been doing here in West Virginia. On December 18, most of our state was hit with the largest snowstorm in more than a decade. Heavy snow took down more than 600 power poles and miles and miles of wire. Many people did not have electric power for days. Talk about braving the elements! Recently I posted about cutting snowflake designs using kirigami. I was cutting and pasting snowflakes everywhere. Why not cut some smaller snowflakes and participate in the Green Pepper Press Crusade this month?
So that is just what I did. I followed Michelle's clear directions given on her GPP Street Team Crusade page. I cut snowflakes, gessoed my journal pages, painted, then painted again over snowflakes.
When I looked at what I made, it reminded me of butterflies. Snowflakes are like butterflies in the winter. I googled the phrase and discovered it was NOT a new thought. Oh well...
This was a fun crusade and helped brighten up these cold snowy days. If you would like to participate in the crusade, here is the website: