|How My Garden Grows, David Hayes, 2011|
I think it was back in December that "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" magazine offered a Reader's Challenge to create a piece using a flower stencil that they provided in the challenge. Always one to give something new a try, I created this collage. Some of the flowers were made from aluminum cans that I tinted while the other flowers are watercolor paper or music papers. I glued these all down on a prepped background making my "garden".
I submitted this to "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" and was pleased to learn that it was one of the finalists in the challenge! That was two months ago. Today I received the May/June issue featuring the "Stencil Gardens" winners. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them....nuts!! In any case, looking at those that were chosen, I realized the competition was tough...as they are very good! At least I know I was in good company as a finalist.
So...I thought I'd share this piece with you all. It was fun creating...and I'll keep my fingers crossed for future challenges!!!