What color would you choose?
Welcome to the "One Crayon Color Challenge".
I confess- I love crayons. Especially Crayola, smell them! They have a unique aroma that will instantly transport you... To elementary school, to sharing a box of 64 with sisters...but I digress. This creative color hop, hosted by Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is all about color. And I agree- what an evocative vehicle for color!
When I signed up, I selected GREEN. To me this offered myriad possibilities within the monochromatic color scheme. My first, and immediate association is with forest and trees, a canopy of branches, Nature's cathedral arching over one's head. I selected one of my original Dryad pendants. ( She has since been redesigned, and is more willowy. And yes, there is a bit of brown...)
I think I saw Sally say that the challenge was open to ANY medium. Hope so- I was recently doing a new series of mixed media collages for a local show. So...Arbor Vitae
The collage is multiple layers of papers, both solid colors and decorative patterns. The base is a small stretched canvas, that i have altered. The text is from Encyclopedia Brittanica- my mother's childhood set actually. There are layers of printed leaves and stenciled patterns in thin acrylic and glazes creating depth and interest.
The niche seen from the back- it is constructed of book board and set into the canvas.
I would love to hear your thoughts. The piece is quite a small detailed treasure, the dryad pendant measures 1.5" tall. It was a pleasure to me to think outside the box, even though that resulted in my working inside the box! Please stop by my friends' and colleagues' blogs as well. I look forward to seeing their colorful creations. I do wonder if anyone else went off into mixed media territory ...