T.A.C.O. Tuesday | Childhood Toy (and a book recommendation!)

Hello there friends! I hope you had a good time with last week's T.A.C.O Tuesday-- I've got a thing for self portraits, I feel like it's a good thing to look at ourselves once in awhile, and have fun with what we see. As creatives, we spend a lot of time making things inspired by what we find all around us... sometimes it's nice to remember to be inspired by our own awesomeness.

This week we'll be finding our inspiration from a childhood toy.

I didn't much care for flying kites as a child...

....but I'm really quite fond of the idea of kites. And kite imagery.

The background is acrylic, stencils and spray inks. The kite is made of paper cloth. If you're not familiar with the stuff, paper cloth is made from gluing bits of paper (I personally like old sewing patterns and random paint covered paper towels that are lying on the art table) to either a piece of muslin or fusible webbing, with a 50/50 mixture of water and white glue. I discovered paper cloth in the pages of this book:

This one was a lot of fun! Let your imagination run wild and happy arting! And don't forget to share your work with us on the FB page.