The theme for this month's ATC was favorite quote. I used my hand from the journal I had just completed and reduced it and printed on fabric. I fused it to a canvas I had painted years ago. I had also saved a collection of paint that would be stuck on the opening of my acrylic bottles that I would peel off. Most would have not gotten why I would want to save them, but I saw them as works of art. Now that I have placed them in the hand as a bouquet of flowers, people would "get it" the second time around.
Yes, I save the darnest things and am glad for it as my muse usually finds something to do with it. I had an old rubber door mat that was getting pretty bad. All of the nubs were worn off of the front and of course the sun had dried it up making it easy to tear, but I found potential for life in it yet, as the bottom of the matt looked like it could be soles of shoes! So I set out to cut them up in that shape. You see this past month the theme was "things that bug me". I picked up on one of the little things in life that bug me and it is enivitably to wear my magnetic gum shoes to find that one piece on hot pavement that someone had thrown out. I also used peeled paint for the technique. I poured some out on a piece of plastic to peel off and then glue to the shoe bottom.
Miss Bea seems to be asking if there is anything on her favorite pair of shoes too!
"No, Miss Bea, I don't wear my kitty slippers outside, but don't leave me anything to step in either!"