I've been missing my dad a lot lately. I don't think I realized that until I realized that much of my art recently has been about little girls and their fathers. I think that's one of the wonderful things of art - it helps me get in touch with my subconscious feelings.
Anyway, I made this bunting shaped mini-album on Saturday while teaching a class on plaster journals. The flags are made out of plaster. The ones on top are painted with a variety of acrylic paints. The pink flags on the bottom are sprayed with glimmer mists, and the flag in the middle is collaged with a variety of patterned papers and the painted over with ecru paint. Each of the flags is decorated with a small dress (made using the confined collage technique) and a heart (either made out of plaster or out of confined collage). I transcribed a poem called "Daddy's Little Angel" onto the flags. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them and see the details.
I came up with this idea after seeing this post on Dina Wakley's blog in which she featured a canvas pennant banner album from Maya Road. I'm submitting this project to the Gingersnap Creative blog for their acrylic paint supply challenge. Also, the top four pages fit Shimelle's prompts for creating with hearts. The outside ones on the bottom row fit her prompt for creating with the color pink and the middle bottom flag meets the prompt for creating with more than four different patterned papers.
The winner of the "haiku in blogland" contest will be announced tomorrow! Thanks to everyone who played