ir⋅re⋅press⋅i⋅bleadjective: incapable of being repressed or restrained; uncontrollable: irrepressible laughter.
Even in the most stressful of circumstances, people have to play.
I apologize if I have outed you to your friends and families, or God forbid - your pets. :)
But we need it. And we will make a space for it however we can, and wherever we can.
Let me give you an example from yesterday, which was a great day. An incredible walk. Really. Then a fabby Memorial Day lunch. Then lazy chatting, tweeting, facebooking, Google Readering and photoshopping things for friends and for one contest of sorts. It was awesome.
Then duty called. I really needed to pay some bills. I HATE paying bills.
So I open the first one. Discover. Ugh. Then I see the inside of the envelope. Cool paper. Saw a Hero Arts post about security envelopes as background paper. Drop bill on counter. Wander off. While wandering, notice the pre-printed postmark. Ooh. me likey.
Once safely in the studio, notice that THIS clear button exactly fits on the postmark.
Now we're cooking people. Grab my 3/4" circle punch. PURRRFECT.
Get Maddie off the 9' bookcase.
I decided to try out some Yupo watercolor paper for this. It was a funny smooth surface that's not like traditional watercolor paper at all. I used Aquapainters and the Just Beachy set with my Tempting Turquoise reinker to create a scene. A little letter from summer to me.I drew a box and wrote summer - a la Kristina Werner - around the scene. I'm not as neat as she is. It's okay - I'm playing.
At the bottom, I used a product I tried at CHA. It's this amazing new DMC product - beautiful, wired thread called Color Infusions. You can bend it into shapes and it maintains this satiny gorgeous sheen that you know DMC to have. I just wrapped the ends around the back of my card and taped them down. The colors are gorgeous. When you cut it it doesn't fray - amazing.
Anyway... I really have no idea where that bill is now, but I sure had fun this afternoon.
Be sure and PLAY today. Keep play in your art. Don't be too serious.
If you're posting your art on SCS or a blog - don't worry about your photography or if the card is "good enough" to post.. Did you play? Did you enjoy it? I guarantee you someone else will. Even if they don't, and you play - who cares?
Thanks to Lisa Page - check her out in her Cbox performances to the right - she's hysterical - I have a video to share with you. If you don't see a video, click over or click here.
Even in the most stressful of circumstances, people have to PLAY.
Oh yeah - and this is pretty much the best song ever. :)
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