I continue on in my collage making with the online course by Claudine Hellmuth.
This collage took a long time, as I made many changes before it actually came together. You can't read all of the words, as some are slightly covered, but it says - everywhere she looked there were seeds of opportunity, she was ready to grow. I used my typewriter to add the words, then added some handpainted paper and tea bags for the dots, and a few leafs. I painted a copy of one of my bird drawings, and added some bits of tea bag and a wild sweet pea leaf that I had added some colour too.
I like the way it turned out in the end.
And then I began work on this collage, lots of layers of tea bags, and a few botanical bits came together in this creation. Although it too took me quite a bit of time, not as much as the bird and leaf one. I have been working to keep these pieces kind of clean, but some of my messiness snuck into this piece..... that is okay, as I still like it.
I added a mat around it
and can now call it finished. I can't wait to work on the next one!