Happy Accidents

Today hasn’t gone as planned from the moment I hoped to crawl out of bed. Before I even had the chance to slip out from under the covers, I was joined by a thirteen year old complaining of a stomach ache. No fever. Late night. I was fairly certain it was a case of ‘I-don’t-want-to-go-to-school-itus’. Nasty illness, at that.

My intent of heading to the gym after the bus arrived was traded for early morning time in the studio.

Feb 2

I had a happy accident while creating today’s collage. I did the background, put together what I wanted on the images, and then put the photo and wings through my Xyron to put adhesive on them. Unfortuantely, I was still half asleep and I put the wings through upside-down so the adhesive was on the front.

I remember years back going through a glitter phase (no laughing, thank you) and I had done the top adhesive on purpose. I searched high and low, but not a sparkle of glitter to be found anywhere. Finally, while digging through my polymer clay supplies, I found ‘moon dust’. Moon dust is this awesome pigmented, crushed mica powder. It shimmers in a much more subtle way than glitter, and seems to change colors as it moves in the light. I used a soft paintbrush to blend a bit of the dust on top of the sticky wings. Result? No more sticky adhesive, and it left the wings looking magical! I wish it showed better in my pictures.

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"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again". Joseph Campell
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One Response to Happy Accidents

  1. Elaine Akers says:

    I am enjoying your postings on your blog.

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