Gale has issued a brilliant challenge for the Paper Whimsy Forum group. She provided a limited edition collage sheet that participants all start out with. There are certain criteria… for example, use a key, door, flower, fish, the color blue in your collage; all inspired by the beautiful poem by Hilda Conkling.
A little stone door to my mind
Opens and shuts with a musical sound.
There is a gold key
Locks the door;
The door is carved like lace.
Spirits fly in and out.
Of love and things I ought to know.
Through the lacework of stone
Comes a sweet melody saying
Happiness… purity… strangeness
This the first thing I’ve created since being away for a few weeks and it feels so good to make something again. For my background I used a photo of an old *watering can*.
*to clarify, it’s a closeup pic of a rusting watering can, so you cannot actually see the can just the metal 🙂