It finally feels like spring today and I wasn't noticing it. My mom died two years ago today and even though I'm glad she's not suffering with cancer anymore, I still miss her. To make matters worse, my young co-worker left for his new job today. He was my partner is silliness. I was sad to see him leave. I will miss his ready smile and the mischievous look he would have right before he did something sure to have me laughing. Brentwood Youth are very lucky to be getting him for their Youth Ministry.
Both of those things were bringing me down today. I considered going home and taking a nap but when I arrived home... the Gelli Plate was calling to me. By the time I finished pulling prints, both my hands were paint stained and I was feeling much better. I pulled many cool prints but these two are great. When I saw the top one I sighed. I love the cross hatches with the Tim Holtz Umbrella Man.
The bottom print is my favorite. I love how you can see all the ghosts of other prints in the background. It pulled up several colors and I love the variants in the colors of this one. I threw umbrella man, the saw blade and the butterflies on the Gelli plate as an after thought. I thought a whole page of orange would be boring. I love this print. It looks like umbrella man is dancing with the sun.
I don't think you'll find it in any of the Gelli Plate literature, but today, the Gelli Plate and Umbrella Man helped cured the blues for me. How could I not smile when I see Umbrella Man dancing with the sun.
I enjoyed my Gelli Plate time so much that I even did my grocery store run when I was finished. When I went out, I noticed the warmer air, the blue sky and bright sunshine. A little art sure improved my day.
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