Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rainy days and Mermaids...

Frida Kahlo mermaid art paper doll. I created her using a paper doll template from The Enchanted Gallery, her mermaid body was created with card stock and collaged with bright colored papers, her torso is a canasta card, in her hands she holds a sugar skull and a painter's palette,glitter,gems...Frida Sirena...my swap buddy for this swap is an art teacher and a Frida fan.

Frida's face was rendered in pen.

Insomnia strikes again...and in it's usual course I am up...and thankfully this time I find myself once again on my happy little blogging path.

Somehow in the midst of the glitter and glue,tucked daintily behind a festive mound of ribbon or the sweet sticky mountain of butter cream,my blog re-emerges! At times it's easier to catch up on my favorite blogs than upload pics and share. In between the multitude of projects in paper,clay or sugar...insomnia strikes and so does my need to blog!

It's been a rainy month of May so far, rainy and wet indeed! I'm surprised we didn't grow fins and tails for all of the splashing about!

We were grateful for a small well deserved sunny break on Mother's Day - a shiny, sparkly day danced with playful breezes,pink Tulips,bright Azaleas,budding Clematis,family time and just the right taste of spring that makes you want more...just to find Monday overcast and wet again!

Everything looks super lush and velvet green , and rainy days make indoor "to do's" much less painful.

In a few months we'll be wondering where the rain went and complain of the heat and humidity... so in honor of growing fins and tails I've posted my latest mermaids created for swaps on swap-bot!

I hope all of you Mom's enjoyed your day!