Every year it takes me by surprise. The start of summer camp knocks the stuffing out of me. Is it the 50 exuberant children? Is it the cacophony of their voices? Perhaps it's the 8 hours a day of kids/parents/staff wanting/needing/asking something.
I'm a zombie. And though it seems hard to believe right this very moment, history suggests I will NOT be this tired for the remaining seven weeks of camp. Just for this one.
I'm making art every day, but I'm having a heck of a time keeping up with blogging and flickr and facebook and linking and visiting and commenting.
The most recent "summer of color" challenge was this ice cream:
It's called baseball nut (though I'm not sure what it's got to do with baseball)
"A smooth, vanilla flavored ice cream swirled with a black raspberry ribbon and loaded with cashews"
I liked this color combination a lot better than the last one
I cut flower petals out of book pages, mulberry paper and tissue paper.
After I finished it, I noticed the cut-up book page on my table and liked the look of it. I glued it on top of some lovely cashew-colored paper, and collaged on some handmade paper, and doodled with gold gel pen and flicked on some gold paint.
and then, even though we've moved on to a new color/flavor for this week, I couldn't get baseball nut out of my head.
This one has shiny gold circles stamped on top.
This one used washi tape, book pages, paint and a stamp, but surprisingly nothing gold and shiny.
Not linking up to summer of color, or index card a day or paint party Friday or anything else because I'm just too tired.
off to bed.
more fun tomorrow.