I made Green Gold Tortoise a few days back to celebrate World Turtle Day. Initially, I planned to create a Hawaiian sea turtle, but we had a field trip to see dolphins and on the way we saw tortoises. Suddenly I had an urge to make some stumpy legs. This is an 8"x8" hand-painted paper collage with gold and white paint pen details.
Every day is a new day with new opportunities to learn and grow. I've taken that to heart with my art as well. Since becoming a mom a few years ago, I have found limited time to paint. Instead of stressing over the small amount of time I have, I've decided to just play. Just go with it and see what comes about. And I've found a joy in trying out different media including paper collage. So here's a little beauty:
Aloha Lei 8"x 8" on watercolor paper
I paint all the paper and use paint pens as well to add highlights.
It's a joy to be able to create and share. ALOHA!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.