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I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rough and red

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Fly agaric!

Rain wanted it Rough today and actually pointed out one painted on sandpaper. As I have some I took a piece out adn started tp paint. As it is mushroom times I thought one would be easy to paint. 
Also for a TAG and MM

The red ribbon!

One day I soptted the red ribbon beside my sewing machine. And the brain started to work. I placed it on the CARBon black paper I have and then fetched a red pipe cleaner from a box. 

The red ribbon, next step!
Further developed. As I have a large black sheet of paper I placed it there and added a piece of birch bark, leaves and a pin that is a souvenier from Costa Rica. The pieces are not glued, just layed out and photographed. Not sure if it can go as Still life art?

Poppy in the wind!
A photo altered in photoshop!

My parents art combined!
 I have finally sewed on dads juniper pieces on my mothers landscape. It is now on my wall. 

Work in progress! Waiting for ideas of how to progress. I did place Heavy gel medium on A4 paper. And added some small pieces on it. It is now dry and ready for whatever comes next.

It is raining outside and I have some cleaning to do. A good day for indoor work. 
Take care!

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  1. Monica,

    Clever idea to paint on sandpaper! You might find it interesting when you see my last art sketch in today's collection. I'm sorry for not visiting more frequently this summer but I tried stepping back a bit in Blogosphere. Have a doodletastic day, my dear!

    Curious as a Cathy

  2. I like your texture theme and the other pieces are wonderful.

  3. Me ha gustado mucho esta entrada, pero muy especialmente la composición hecha con piezas de tu padre, sobre una pintura de tu madre, porque te ha quedado muy original y bonito.
    Saludos, Mónica.

    1. Jag gillade verkligen det här inlägget, men särskilt kompositionen gjord med bitar av din pappa, på en målning av din mamma, eftersom det har varit väldigt originellt och vackert.
      Hälsningar, Monica

  4. Luv the parents combined art
    Good Thursday


  5. We both thought of sandpaper :) I like the mushrooms ~ Very clever.

  6. The Red on the black is stunning ... you should make them permanent. I love your mushrooms on the sandpaper. The texture seems to make them look more alive. but my favorite is the art work of your parents put together as they were together. It is not only beautiful, but it has wonderful meaning. Love it all today, Monica. We need rain here. It has been dry and hot ... our grass is brown and the flowers wilt every day unless I water them. Weather can be a beast. :) Stay well, my friend ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  7. Exciting what you've come up with for rain's theme. A very nice idea from your parents, the picture, great memories of them.
    It's an adventure to be with you and I'm excited to see what comes out of the last one !!!
    I wish you a beuatiful weekend hug Elke

  8. You're so clever, Monica! I loved your still life photo. Red is my favorite color, so it really drew my eyes. And your poppy is lovely. One of these years I might try Photoshop. And your piece with your parents' art is beautiful and poignant. Happy creating in September!

  9. Painting on sandpaper, what an intriguing idea. Love the little mushrooms. Beautiful artwork, I really love the artwork you created by combining your parents' artworks. It's amazing!


  10. Great idea to paint on sandpaper, that can't have been easy. Some great art including the piece you have put together of your parents work.

  11. Monica - the poppy picture is a standout! Love how you altered it! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  12. Never think on sandpaper to work with. What a great idea, Monica! I will try it next.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  13. Happy Mosaic Monday Monica. I am at #12 of the linky today


  14. Sorry I'm late. These are wonderful piece for this weeks theme.

  15. Hi Monica! :)))) I love your sandpaper mushrooms, how original is that??? You always come up with such fun stuff! Your Red Ribbon still life is fabulous and your art tribute to your parents is so sweet. Again, so creative!

  16. Yes, I like the sandpaper mushrooms too :)

    All the best Jan


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