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Over the Rainbow

I have been playing with my rainbow fabrics for the Rhythm and Hues piece. I was not sure what to do for the background, but now I am thinking the darker rainbow will work for the background with maybe some black thrown in.

The morning was spent on my computer doing SDA work. If you are reading this and are a member of SDA, look for an important e-mail tomorrow. Just saying!

I wanted to tell you about a book that I downloaded to the Kindle App on my iPad. It is titled, Journey to Abstraction, by Sue St. John.

It is nicely illustrated with abstract works of art with a play by play of how it was created by the artist. The last section of the book has 4 step by step demonstrations that you can do to create your own mixed media piece.

Here is one of the tips from the author:

Find Shapes and Patterns:
Shapes and patterns are elemental to the abstract artist. In order to paint abstract, you must teach yourself to observe the shapes and patterns in the world. As you go about your daily activities, notice the shapes around you- the triangles in the roof tiles, the spheres in the fruit dangling from a tree, or the free form shapes the shadows of tree branches and leaves make on the sidewalk.

I read most of the book on my flight to and from Long Beach. I was not enthralled with all of the illustrations, but found many that spoke to me.

Here are yesterday and today’s 3 x3. Almost time to pick the next tertiary color!

Back to the Olympics. I sure hate how they are covered. I wish we could see them in real time. Instead we are spoon fed what NBC wants us to see when they want us to see it.

3 Responses to “Over the Rainbow”

  1. Amy says:

    re: the Olympics, if you get on the website and look at the sports you’re interested in, or the days you want to watch, you can see what is live and DVR/TIVO/record it then watch. That’s what we’ve been doing. Haven’t seen a prime time broadcast yet, but we like some of the not so mainstream sports like the equestrian events and soccer.

  2. Judy says:

    Craig keeps telling me I need to get an iPad, and I keep resisting….but the Kindle app is one reason I would do so! You’ve almost put me over the edge now Gerrie!

    Yup – got the SDA email this AM. Lookin’ mighty good!!

    Love your last 3 x 3s.


  3. Jeannie says:

    You are speaking my language with the rainbow fabric. I love how the rectangles are playing with the background like musical notes. Beautiful!!! Thanks for the book review. Amazon keeps suggesting it, and I kept ignoring them. Maybe they know me better than I thought. LOL! Have a wonderful day! (I keep thinking about Mia and how much fun she must be having. I am thrilled that she is following her heart.)