6x6 acrylic wax collage with paper cast blackbird
I was able to finish "Blackbird" last night. I had first thought I'd add some sunflowers to this piece, but in the end felt it would be a bit confusing with the blackbird paper cast made from newspaper being the star of the show! I love making these molds for my pieces, and this one is a favorite! If you look closely you can see the black bead I included for his eye...and a bit of the written word!
As I was putting this together I kept thinking of that Beatles song titled..."Blackbird" and it just stuck. I enjoy adding words to these EYE CANDY pieces as it adds to the emotion I want to express. There is a partial phrase in the song that goes..."...learn to fly" So, I added that in as well as a bit of a tribute to the song.
I think I've said that when I was a baby, my mother was just a kid herself at 19, so instead of all baby lullaby's she would sing Beatles and Elvis songs to me...so you can see why the Beatles hold a special place for me!
The saga of the subbing goes on...today I was very loudly reminded that I wasn't the regular teacher and I was a liar...L O N G story behind his outburst...but suffice it to say he didn't like being asked to work today...Apparently the "other" teacher always let him do whatever he wanted...according to him...yea...right! lol But, it is tiring to try to motivate and inspire kids who would really rather I do it all FOR them, and just let them sit and eat and text and talk...tee hee...Yep...looking forward to May 7! So, as I left this morning, not really all that excited...I saw this beautiful sunrise...It gave me the gumption to get myself to school and I even managed a smile and a skip in my step!!
I would be remiss if I didn't say there ARE those kids who want to learn, and that makes it more worth it! A young lady came up to me yesterday and asked if she came in on her off period would I teach her to paint aspen...RIGHT UP MY ALLEY...and, if you had any doubt...just let me say we had our first lesson today! YIPPEE!!
So...onward I go...tomorrow, perhaps I can show what I painted as I taught her...it will look familiar to some of you...:)
HAPPY CREATING...and REMEMBER our April painting challenge!!