"A" is for Art

I've had these large 12" x 6" (the "R" is 8 1/4" wide) x 1 1/2" papier mache letters for over 2 years now.  Isn't it funny how that happens?  You make a purchase and it seems forever before you decide what to do with it?
The "A" and the "T" were already black, but the "R" was a natural color that papier mache usually comes in, so I painted the "R" with black paint using Ranger's Adirondack Acrylic Pitch Black Paint Dabber.  If you haven't used these before, you should pick up a few (or all of them!) to make covering large areas so much easier.
Most of the papers I used are from Teesha Moore's collage sheets that she sells.  I've also used some of my own papers in the same bright color scheme.  I'm finding since I took Teesha Moore's workshops in June that I've been drawn to brighter colors lately.
I collaged the sides of the letters, added some dots using a white paint pen and . . .
some stripes on the letter "T".
All of the letters have a generous coating of Diamond Glaze.  Here they are standing up on a table.  They can also be hung on the wall.  Not sure where I will put them or if I will sell them.


So that's it for the pens, paints and papers for me today.  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and will have an art-filled week ahead.


**BC update:  I'm going in for a check up on my "reconstruction site" this Thursday and to discuss the next steps in the process.  I've been feeling pretty good aside from the side effects of the medication - hot flashes, some sleepless nights, sore throat, weight gain.  But HEY, that's nothing compared to what I COULD be going through isn't it? *smiles*  I feel blessed to be doing so well.

11 comments:

Helen said...

Your ART art is gorgeous! I love the bright colours - they match your bright outlook on life you have - as you say yourself here, things could be so different! I hope you find somewhere fabulous to display them (I would struggle for the room...)
Good luck with the checkup.
xx Helen.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wonderful art as always Sherry! So glad to hear such positive bc update too.

Terri Kahrs said...

Sherry, I just finished a two week blogging hiatus, and when I opened my blog list, I saw that first letter in all of it's colorful wonderfulness!!! Your letters are awesome!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Nancy Lynn said...

Well you know how I love Teesha's artwork so you know I am totally in LOVE with these letters and collage piece. Love Love Love Love it Sherry. It is good to hear that your BC journey is doing well considering the side affects, etc. You are in my thoughts and prayers all the time.

Lori said...

These are so awesome Sherry! So bright and colorful! Glad to hear things are going well on the BC front, think of you often!

Netty said...

Oh wow those letters are simply fabulous. Must have taken you ages Sherry. Pleased to hear that you are doing OK. Take care, hugs Annette x

Gillian .... said...

ART with a bucket load of creativity, this piece is awesome Sherry, love the use of the bright bold colours and images. Good to hear the journey is still positive, take care. xx

Createology said...

Sherry first and foremost may you have a clear visit Thursday with no worries. My prayers will be with you.
As for your A R T letters...they totally rock! I love them.

Hugs for you dear...

Linda said...

Your A R T is fabulous! Love the bright colors!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for Thursday (and always!)

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Your A R T letters are fabulous! I'm planning on making something similar (though I have no idea where I can get the letters) and you're very inspiring. I love the cheerful colors - they sure get you into a creative mood. TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Diane said...

Just discovered your blog while researching an art article. Love your work and LOVE the ART project. Any chance you'd do a custom job on letters like that?