Spring brings a riot of colour to our streets - the yellow wattle and native frangipani trees, the red and pink bottlebrushes, and the out-of-this-world purple jacarandas. How strange it is to turn a corner and be confronted with a street full of purple trees. And when I say purple, I mean purple - when the blossoms are out there are very few leaves, so where you expect a green canopy, you're met with purple. It's like stepping into a Dr. Seuss book :)
(And here's a photo to prove it)
I wanted to capture the brightness of the colours with the gelli-plate. I haven't used it in this way before. Usually I use blocks of colour, stencils, and stamps. This time a quick paint sketch was in order.
And while I was playing my teenaged daughter decided now would be the time to have a go. I've offered to let her play ever since the gelli-plate arrived, but she hasn't really shown much interest. Yesterday, however, she wanted to make a background for a quote.
Here are her first experiments:
And here is the finished piece.
The quote resonates with her because she is home-schooled and loves writing. Today she is making a frame for it. I expect it to be on her wall by the end of the day :)