Saturday, 29 October 2016

Dream La Dolce Vita

Working on this spread in the A4 Dylusions art journal and following the prompt from Colour Me Positive last week which was about Dreaming, I came to the realization that yes, dreams are good and yes, I would love to revisit Venice at some stage, but it is much more important to concentrate on making the day to day living as good as it can get, rather than put lots of effort (and money) into achieving a  travel dream. Both of us have been lucky enough to do lots of travelling in the past and I'm grateful for all I have seen and done but in the end you always have to come home. We know now that for us a house is not a home without a dog. Specially as there are so many dogs out there who need a kind and loving place to call their own. That is the kind of dream that we want to make come true.
All this to say that yes, a dog will be arriving here before too long and you'll hear and see all about her before too much longer.
In the meantime I didn't need any more encouragement to dedicate these pages to Venice, city of dreams, not just mine but lots of other people's dreams too. I count myself very fortunate to have been there more than once and at a time when there were fewer tourists than nowadays. I made the very most of every moment there and I can return there in my dreams any time I fancy. That is the joy of dreaming.
I used colours I associate with Venezia as well as a gold spray which you may just be able to spot on the picture above..

Techniques used: collage, stencilling, rubber stamping, spray painting
Materials used: paper napkin featuring butterflies, images of Venice from the travel supplement of the newspaper, rubber stamp plate #39 Venezia by Cherry Pie Art Stamps, flower stencil from The Crafter's Worlshop, sequin waste,  Italian postage stamps.

I am lagging behind with my Colour Me Positive spreads and I will probably give this week's prompt a miss in order to catch up. Still quite a lot to do in my indoor studio!


Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE!!! This spread is full of so many things both you and I love Frieda!

Dawn C. said...

Hooray for new doggies! She will be lucky to be loved and taken care of :)


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