Months ago, I used a piece of watercolor paper (that was already color-washed with a pale blue) to clean off my gelli plate. I wasn't trying to make a print -- I was just trying to pull of any bits of remaining paint. I used the paper to experiment with dragging glass bead gel tinted with white paint through my starry night stencil. And then I put the paper to the side.
If you read my last post, you know that I've been dealing with various conflicts in my life -- none of which I am specifically involved in, but in which I am somewhat of a sounding board. I'm not sure what the karma is for this -- probably gossiping about others, which of course I have done in the past. As much as I try to view this tumultuous time as bad karma burning away, it's been getting me down... So I was grateful when I was going through the piles of paper in my studio and came upon this gelli print. Suddenly, the image in the middle looked like an angel!
I coaxed her out, and her presence soothed me!
"Sometimes we need an Angel. Ask, and she will come to you."
Angels have been coming to me -- in the shape of my friends, family, and random people who smile at me when our paths cross. An angel came to me in the form of a commenter on my last post! When I visited her blog, I saw that she has started leaving ATC sized cards in random places, hoping they will cheer whoever finds them. I'm going to start doing this! What a great idea.
And speaking of angel friends, if you don't already know about it, Carolyn Dube's online gelli print class is starting next week. Make sure to check it out. Carolyn is the Queen of Gelli - and creative, funny, disarming and supportive to boot.
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