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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Backyard Archaeology

I went out way early this morning to pull weeds. I unearthed about 18 inches of brickwork at the edge of our patio, that has been buried long enough for me to forget it was there. Some rose canes were growing between them and had to be removed. Just a few years ago, I was unable to get down on hands and knees to do something like this. I'm grateful on multiple levels.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This Piece IS Finished! (or not!)

It has taken me a while to come to terms with this piece. It began as a 4-page accordion book which is shown in the post directly under this one. I wasn't satisfied so I kept working it. Thanks to those who viewed and commented! Two of the pages eventually pleased me, but the remaining ones seemed overworked. I mounted my favorites on black card stock. The leaves on the front cover were originally masks for inking the pages. The colored circles were cut from an unused page. The turquoise rawhide ties it together.
I am finally satisfied. PS 12/21/13 Looking at this again, I'm going to add some paint splatters to the leaves on the cover. They are pretty, but need a little something else. I'll post when it's done.

This piece took a long time to evolve, but that happens!