Friday, 27 November 2015

Flood The Streets With Art (Part III)

So it's the dreaded Black Friday, again.
Last year was fairly ghastly, with awful scenes
of violence and greed for 'stuff' such as tv's.
Ugh, it really was quite horrible.
Thankfully, this year it would seem that most the 
battles have been online, with websites crashing.

Last year I took part in 
Scott Wong's Flood The Streets With Art.
This year he's done it again, and so have I!

I made five little mixed media collages.

I kept them simple 
(mainly because I left myself short of time!)

and made use of previously prepared backgrounds
(Gelli prints and painty underpaper) and I 
dragged out some of my trusty vintage 
National Geographic magazines
for picture inspiration.

I popped into Oxted this afternoon and left the
collages by cash machines and benches.
By the time I returned a couple of hours later
they had all gone - maybe into the nearest litter bin,
I'll never know!

It felt good to join in with this art movement
and I plan to do it again next year.
I'm actually looking forward to Good Friday!


Edit: 'Birds' Nests and Dragon's Blood' has
been found and the finder left this message for 
me on the Flood the Streets with Art Facebook Page,
"I'd like to thank Jo Urbani for my free artwork today.
I found it stuck to a bench in Oxted and it made 
my day.  What a lovely act of kindness, thanks

Well that made my day!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Documented Life Project - Week 45

Documented Life Project

November Theme - Stencils, Stamps and Masks
Week 45 Art Challenge - Stencils, made or bought
Week 45 Journal Prompt - On the edge of uncertainty...what are you afraid of?

It took me ages to decide what it is that I am most afraid of,
(apart from SPIDERS, of course!!).
I got to thinking about people close to me,
and people close to friends and family of mine, who have
suffered with Alzheimers Disease and similar.
It was so distressing watching them losing the 
essence of what made them 'them'.

So this is my biggest fear, losing myself.

I used two stencils,
and three different paint colours with
each to add dimension.


Sunday, 22 November 2015

NaNoJouMo 15 - 22

(organised by Dawn DeVries Sokol)
with only just over a week to go.

These are my simple little 
pages for #15 - #22.

Thank you for looking!