There have been a few comments about the flowers in my banner, so I thought I would show you a more complete picture of them.
I made these a while ago. They are made from papier mache on a wire armature and potted up in little terracotta garden pots. I like these sort of plants as they are very easy to keep and don’t need watering! I love working with papier mache, it is so flexible, I have made bowls and boxes, vases and noahs arks, but they were made before I had my diggi camera and only have very poor photos of them before they went to live at other homes. Some thing I do like to do with papier mache is use as a base or support for paintings.
I love painting these, I love the uneven texture that is created by the layers of newsprint. Sometimes the layer of paint is thin enough to show some of the print, and that adds another dimension to the work.
The latest foray into papier mache, is this little character.
She is a little put out, as she is still awaiting her dress, but hopefully not for much longer, just as soon as I can get around to it….