Friday, June 27, 2008

A bluebird and a hangover.

Life is so hectic right now. I know I am totally neglecting my blog but with all this stuff something has got to get put aside. I did find some time to make a few things the other day one of which is this lovely little birdie mixed media painting....

It was a lot of fun. Lots of layers on this one. I started with a canvas painted turquoise. Then I added a layer of gel medium and transferred some old sheet music to the canvas. I added the yellow using alcohol inks and then created a bird out of sheet music too. I painted the bird and then used distressing ink around it to make it pop a little. I used markers to add the wording and little swirls and called it done.

On another note I had to give up caffeine this week. I was having major heart palpitations and a little more anxiety than normal. It is funny because it has only been a few days and already those things have gone away. Stupidly though today I stopped at Subway to get a sandwich for lunch and decided to get a caffeine free diet coke. I haven't drank soda for about 8 months now and I feel like a big pile of poop. Taught me a lesson I guess. So I will just go now and suffer with my diet coke hangover. Man getting old sucks.

5 comments:

Lucy said...

Love it Kim--great combination of color and sweet whimsical nature in your piece :)

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Hey Persimmons! I had to come over from the etsy forum to take a look, such a sweet bird! I love it!! Sorry about the Diet Coke incident...I admire you for giving it up. I'm down to one a day and some days notta. I have a ways to go:-)
hugs,
Pam

David said...

Giving up caffeine? What the hell! It's not he caffeine giving you heart palps, it's that handsome gent you married...caffeine is a cure-all and will only do you good.

Helen said...

Getting old does suck.. but I love the bird :)

GreenSpaceGoods said...

I absolutely love this one!!! Hope you're feeling better soon :)