Monday, 19 December 2016
THINKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS
Therefore, today's 'weekly challenge' is inspired by a grouping of garden ornaments I have hanging from a tree in our courtyard. They were given to me over a number of Christmases by my sister. They come from my favourite shop in Mt Maunganui & if my present-guessing skills are as good as I think they are... I'll be welcoming another one into the branches in a few days time!!
Using 2 or 3 layers for each 'glass' fragment, I slowly produced a foreground.
I could have left it there, with the grey section remaining free of ornament, but...
To me Christmas is about being thankful, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Brenda Gael Smith for suggesting this weekly art challenge in the first place. In trying to explain to my parents what it was about, I described it as akin to piano practice! Whatever art form we create, we need to keep the practice up. Not everyone develops with the same practice methods & sometimes it takes a while to find the right style! For the past few months, this challenge has worked for me & at this stage, I plan to continue it into the new year.
Have a very merry Christmas everybody & thank you for your support & encouragement! Cheers!