Wednesday, 13 April 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge, March

The theme for March was “Spilling over” and although I did not make it by the end of the month, I still wanted to complete the challenge.
The image of a head with little stuff spilling over (how I feel most days) popped into my head as soon as I saw the theme. I was not sure how I would create it though until this morning when I sat down for a little creative time with yesterday’s junk mail still on the table in front of me. For some reason I seem to find inspiration in the tons of advertisement junk that keeps filling our mailbox. It may not be that strange after all as they are made for the sole purpose to catch our attention and trigger our scenes. Wonderful colours and pictures and textures and it’s free; what’s not to love – from an artistic point of view anyway.
I’ve got to say I enjoy making these simple collages; a little paper, scissors, a glue stick and a marker and I’m ready to go. Got to clear my stuff away now; I’ll be off picking up grandson soon; I haven’t seen him in a week and a half and am definitely up for some puzzle and snuggle time.-)


  1. That is ME

    I sorta wish God had given me a hinge on the top of MY head...I could have used it yesterday.

  2. Great picture.
    And so true.
    We all need to empty our heads of all the unimportant stuff that rumbles around.
    Thanks for the wonderful image.

  3. This is fantastic! I would love to see this as a quilt too...xox Corrine

  4. I can just see you opening up your head and spilling out tons of ideas for more quilts.

    Your vacation sounds wonderful. Tonight we are having winds that sound like my upstairs may be in the field behind us tomorrow! I would really enjoy some nice balmy warm quiet days!

    Have a great time cuddling that grandson.

  5. I like what you've done here Nina Lise. Sometimes it's good to try something different.
    Enjoy your catching up time with your grandson.

  6. This is great! It is very effective. I often feel like my brain is going to spill over too! So many fun things to do!

  7. I too thought it would make a great art piece in fabric. You can do it Mrs. Moen.