Do you remember TV's Saturday Matinee? Week after week of fabulous movie matinees from the 1960s... Jerry Lewis, Doris Day, Rosalind Russell, Leslie Caron, Audrey Hepburn... all those musicals! Did you love them? Do you still remember the words to some of the songs? Well, I've found myself humming the Ado Annie song from Oklahoma lately... you know the one... "I'm just a girl who can't say no, I'm in a terrible fix. I always say Come on let's go, just when I ought to say nix..." If you aren't familiar with this gem and want to have a listen, visit here.
So, yeah... I think I'm channeling Ado Annie ;) I received a lovely email inviting me to participate in an artist's exchange and I knew I had a million things to do... I knew there were so many people waiting for me to do things I'd promised them ages ago... but I just couldn't say no! The guilt did wear heavily on me though, so I set myself a challenge. It was already evening and I told myself I had to finish it that night and that I could only use bits and pieces already hanging around in my work room. So, I found a print I'd made off the stencil for my banksia leaves screenprint, a bird I'd started for my yellow collage and discarded when I realised there wasn't enough room for the tail, a block printed letter C that I'd stitched around one day months ago, some felt bits hanging around and some iron-on transfer bits of lace from a project I'd been working on a couple of years ago. Et voila!
It's the pictorial equivalent of a bubble and squeak soup but I hope Cecilia likes it! (I know, her work is so amazingly gorgeous, it's a wonder I had the guts to participate at all!!) Anyway, bravery was mustered and it is currently winging its way over to Sweden. I'm still one person short to invite into the exchange so if you'd like to participate, email me. It is good fun - particularly if you can bubble and squeak it ;)
See more creative spaces or join in yourself over at Kootoyoo. Big thanks to Kirsty for hosting, as always :)