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Sunday, 4 January 2009

Hand Made Cards ...a half made sheep




One of my hand made papers happens ( quite by chance ) to resemble a sheep .
I decide that this will become my first handmade card . All I will have to do once the card is folded and glued and pressed and the semi-sheep added ( I make it sound so simple ) is draw on a face and legs and add my signature to the back and ....
I show it to D who has hung around the art shop whilst I perused the supplies and sniffed out glues .
Yes , he agrees , it looks like a sheep . Will you trim it so it looks more like a sheep .
No I say firmly , recalling my conversation with Liz about the greyhounds we made and how they simply present the shape , the hint , the echo of greyhounds.
"It is an impressionistic sheep . "

Oh says D
Right then .

He continues folding the laundry whilst I try to establish how the glue pot works . Finally he shows me how to break the seal .

I may add a caption , I say later
Oh he says .
Like This is a sheep .

I go back to my cards . He is making me nervous . I still have to draw the sheep's head and legs after all .
Ten minutes later , a cotton wool ball saves me the bother . There is always an answer .

3 comments:

Laura said...

Fabulous! That is truly Essence of Sheep x

BetteJo said...

It looks enough like a sheep to BE a sheep.

MsCatCalls said...

Oh ... listen to these accolades .. music to my ears , and from properly artistic types too ! I swell with pride

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