Well, there was no post for Build A Rainbow yesterday.  I am sick, having picked up some bug or another, and didn’t feel up to anything.  Today is not much better but I created a couple of simple pieces to offer to my rainbow compatriots.  I have a brown offering for yesterday as well as a collage of previous miniatures that are rather grey.  I have finished with today’s color – A Rainbow!  Simple, graphic and bright.  Perhaps it’s the pick-me-up I need!

Lavender Blooms

Today’s Build A Rainbow color is lavender or periwinkle.  Those aren’t colors that I would normally use, so I went on a scavenger hunt for some markers that would qualify.  As you can see – I tried a number of different ones.  Though I would say that the caps ALL looked lavender to me, the colors were all very different.  I added some yellowy gold to spice things up a bit and put a very light coating of Crayola crayon in periwinkle blue for the background.  This piece feels very joyous to me and why not – it’s Saturday!

Lemon Yellow Day

Today was a busy day.  Hence, this post is later than usual.  The color for the day in Build A Rainbow was Lemon Yellow.  I had a scan of a  yellow, foreign costume from an old book.  It wasn’t lemon yellow but I used it as the base for today’s contribution.  Over that I layered yellow tissue paper.  That was more lemony but the color underneath shaded it a bit.  I added a few yellow dots along the edges for good measure and finished with the diagonal number.  I had cut that number of out Parade magazine.  I can’t tell you what I liked about it but it resonated with me.  The yellow and black looked good so I glued it down and decided it was done.  I can’t wait to go explore the other color contributions for today!

Build a Rainbow – Part Deux

I am back to building rainbows with my friends from Daisy Yellow.  The color for today was Pale pink or salmon.  I chose pink – even though I’m not much of a pink person.  I mixed some pink paint and I loved that it looked and had the texture of frosting.  I decided to go bigger than my tags this week and move up to a postcard size piece of work.  I upcycle old unused exhibit cards into miniature pieces of art.  So I grabbed one and spread the paint/frosting on with a palette knife, icing my postcard.  My first swipe left some of the art from the postcard showing through and I liked that effect.  Once it had dried I was wondering what to do next.  I considered leaving it as is, but then decided to add some words.  Sort of an amateur Haiga.  Writing on the paint with my sharpie was not as easy as I had hoped so my execution wasn’t so great.  Oh well, what are you going to do?!  I also posted some pale pink 5’x5″ valentines I made last year.

Check out other rainbow participants at: http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/building-a-rainbow-5-days-of-color-pale-pink-or-salmon.html#comments

Black and White

Ah, the last day of Build A Rainbow.  The color for today is black and white.  I happen to love graphic black and white designs.  The center of this is a checkerboard where the “checkers” have varied shapes which is also something I like a great deal.  I can’t wait to see everyone else’s black and white designs.  Happy Monday!

Still Building a Rainbow…

I was away for a day but I am back building my rainbow today.  The color for yesterday was green or aqua.  I chose multiple shades of green.  Today’s color was blue or purple so I chose to use both.  With only one more day to go I am starting to think about how I will combine these small colorful pieces into a unique whole.  I haven’t figured it out yet because I want to do something besides just placing them flat in some sort of design.  I’ll have to give it some more thought.  Enjoy!

Build a Rainbow

Here are my small contributions to today’s rainbow.  I had yellow on the mind so that is the first one I created.  I put a small rainbow of colors in the center.  Then I decided to give orange equal time and did another.  The orange one looks like it has sunny side up eggs running across it!  It was too funny to eliminate!  It will be interesting to put these all together at the end of the week.  It was great yesterday to go and check out the different creations that everyone made with the “color of the day”.  Make sure you go and visit http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/vividlife/building-a-rainbow-5-days-of-color-pink-or-red.html to see some beautiful art!


Miniatures Mosaic

In 2009/2010 I created a colection of miniature collages that I did on old, unused exhibition cards.  Yesterday I was visiting the sites of many artists who participated in a Art Every Day For A Month Challenge.  Many of them had made mosaics of the art they created for the month.  I just put Picasa on my system which can easily make collages out of your pictures.  Getting excited I went to the folder where I had pictures of all my miniatures and hit the collage button.  With a little tweaking on my part, what you see above is the result.  I love it and it was SOOOOO easy.  What fun.

I am also participating in something called Let’s Build A Rainbow on a blog called Daisy Yellow.  Every day there is a color of the day that you use in a piece of art.  Today’s color was red or pink and I did a couple of new tags for this challenge.