After having a relatively normal summer, weather -wise, followed by a delicious autumn tease the first week and half of September, summer roared back with a vengeance. This uncomfortably hot, increasingly humid, and drought-like weather caught me off-guard. I had already washed and stored away all of our summer shorts and tee-shirts; I couldn’t help but wonder if the birds, many of whom had already migrated, felt confused as well. Were they regretting their decision to leave so early? With that thought, I was inspired to make this mixed media canvas:
For the focal image, I chose a picture of two bluebirds looking in opposite direction (from Tim Holtz’ “Layers botanical collection”). I prepared a 30 cm X 30 cm canvas with multiple layers of gesso, texture paste and acrylic paints, as well as snippets from Tim Holtz’ “ephemera pack”. Once the background was thoroughly dry, I glued the bluebirds and other pieces to the canvas with matte medium. I stamped the question “Which Way?” to a small scrap of chipboard and fixed it on the canvas to complete this project.
What about you? Are you enjoying this hot weather, or do you prefer cooler autumn temperatures?