Saturday, January 9, 2016

She added numbers in her head



Today I'm joining the very talented mixed media artists at Try it on Tuesday, or TioT whose theme this fortnight is Letters and Numbers, as well as Moo-Mania and More whose theme is Anything Goes.

In my Coll-AH-ge Too altered book, I added this entry.  In a previous life, I was a math, physics, mechanical engineer, and statistics person, so adding numbers in my head was an easy task.

That's what gave me the idea to create this entry.  In case you can't read my handwriting, it reads: "She added the numbers in her head."

These are obviously some of the numbers she added.

She has a good head on her shoulders, that 's for sure.

This page started with some chalk paints I found when I was looking for watercolors that were not Twinkling H2Os.   These are actually paint pens I'd never used, and it took awhile for the paint to flow into the nibs.  They didn't blend as well as I'd hoped, but they finally flowed better.  It's probably obvious I started at the top, and was able to blend them using my finger toward the bottom of the page.

Other supplies included various numbers from several sticker sets and a woman's head I fussy cut from a decade old fashion magazine.
I can't figure out how to add this image to my right sidebar now that Blogger insists that you include a title when adding web images only, but not when there's html/JavaScript third-party functionality code.  Since I'm trying to keep my sidebars as clutter free as possible, I need to figure out how to add this now that Blogger rules changed about a year ago  (Any help with the code would be greatly appreciated).

Regardless, please visit Try it on Tuesday and Moo-Mania and More, where the art is always inspirational.  And thanks for visiting me today, too!

19 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful collage Elizabeth!
I love to see it at Try It On Tuesday
and Moo Mania & More!

Sleep well ---
oxo
Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...

sorry meant HAPPY DAY since it is a.m. in your area!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your entry for TIOT and Moo Mania and More, thanks for entering both challenges. I was never a numbers person! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Krisha said...

This is a great collage E!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love this! I am sad to see so many young people that can't add numbers in their heads! I am no mathematician but the one thing I can do is add numbers in my head! I love the way you have made your background and so pleased you have entered the Try It On Tuesday challenge! Hugs, Chrisx

Jo Murray said...

Love it.....

Meggymay said...

A fantastic page for the TioT's theme. Its such a shame when the youngsters now reach out for a calculator. What ever happened to a pencil and paper.
Sorry I cannot help with a code for the badge, for blog technicalities I need all the help I can get.
Yvonne xx

Meggymay said...

Just read the last comment you left for me, thank you for wanting to add me to you blog list, I would be pleased to add you to mine as well if you agree.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

She's not only a smart gal if she can do all the math in her head, but she is a beauty too!

voodoo vixen said...

Love this, great page, the numbers thing would do me in every time... never been very happy around them... whilst almost every job I have ever had was money or numbers... LOL

Halle said...

This is really fun!! Love it!

Nan G said...

As I was once a machinist, numbers were definitely a part of my head/thinking. :) Love the page! The Girls and I are finally enjoying some sun and warmth. The rest of the week will be very cold for FL and more rain. Have a fabulous week, Elizabeth. Hugs to all from me and the Girls

My name is Erika. said...

Hi Elizabeth-
Of course you can add me to your side bar! I think I need to start a side bar and add people to it....once I do I will definitely add you! Hope its a great weekend so far!

Sandra Cox said...

I stand in awe...a numbers person. My brother is too. Unfortunately, I am so not.
I tried to get rid of my titles on blogger and ran into the same problem.....I still have the titles.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Elizabeth and Bleubeard.

Pamela Gerard said...

I am so-so at adding numbers in my head -- but i know what i like and I like that page!

~*~Patty S said...

That is a mighty fine head she has there and one for the numbers too is a bonus.
Fun page.
I see "mickey mouse" ;-)
oxo

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Thanks goodness I still can add numbers in my head, so many that can't!!! Adorable page, love that gal, she's got spunk. xox

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful collage, I love the idea for your inspiration. I always loved metal arithmetic at school and it always amazes me when I see young people adding the simplest of sums on a calculator -
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Elizabeth, Congratulations on being picked as one of TioT's Top 5 with this fab page.
I am on the admin and wondered if you could email me at:
avril_branthwaite@hotmail.com
Thanks,
Avril x