BirthdaysThe APR challenge this week is birthdays, and at first I was a little stumped! Should I paint a birthday cake?
Should I paint a bunch of balloons?
Birthdays are really all about wishes,
Wishing to be younger,
Wishing to be older,
Wishing for a happy year.
When my children were small they always had birthday parties at home. I love baking and it was a great excuse to make loads of tasty cakes and biscuits; It didn't matter that the house was trashed by hoards of rampaging five year olds, it was fun! My youngest daughter loved dressing up, especially as a princess and one year we had a Cinderella party and I made a Pink castle cake complete with turrets; She still talks about the day over fifteen years later so it must have made an impact!
That memory gave me the idea for the wish fairy.
So here is my Fairy Godmother, when you blow out the candles she makes birthday wishes come true!
It is a mixed media piece done on heavy weight watercolour paper. Using collage ,Gesso and Caran Dache Neocolor crayons.
I started with a background of old encyclopedia pages and Gelli printed paper.
Added some Gesso...
Added some line and colour. I like to blend the crayons with baby wipes rather than water.
I like her raised eyebrow, it is like she is slightly surprised by the wish request!
This is pink castle cake number two made ( At her own request) for my daughters eighteenth birthday a couple of years ago, not as good as the original,but it tasted nicer :)
Links this week to Artists Playroom Where it is Jenns Birthday , Happy Birthday Jenn!
and the most fabulous Paint party friday!!!