Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blood Moon

I really liked these colors at CSI this week. Not sure what made me think of the blood moon photos, maybe the circle photos in the sketch, but for whatever reason, I decided to use these photos. They almost didn't happen. It was a very spur of the moment "Let's go!" that had me grabbing my gear and racing out the door. I am so glad I did too! We drove out a ways to the backside of some hills around here. We got up to the top and didn't see anything. We stopped and asked some folks if they had seen the moon and they pointed out a faint light in the midst of mist. We decided to go find a nice dark spot, with a good view, and by the time we got there, the mist had cleared out and this beautiful moon shone down on us.

I decided some red ink drips would be the place to start. I was going to use them in place of the banners, but without the banner, the photos looked like giant spooky googly eyes, so I added some in, using scientific sort of paper. But first I stamped on the piece of kraft paper with a variety of texture, science, and travel stamps. I really like how da Vinci it turned out. I painted some stars in the teal color, added some stitching, wood, and metal gears to finish off that old time scientific sketch look.

Evidence used: kraft background, transportation, clouds, metal, gears, stamps, and thread.

Testimony is documenting an outing. "News of the rare super blood moon was in the back of my mind, but I hadn't given much thought to it. We were hanging out when we thought, 'Let's go shoot it!', so we packed up our gear and raced to a good spot. So glad we did because it was spectacular to shoot!"

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