I’m trying to be better about keeping notes as I go along. (Click the thumbnails forf ull size images.) 2 Gothic Arches pieces that are on my table at the moment. Poetry-Toads. The background is made up of pattern tissue and a facsimile of the first page of an old edition of Pride and Prejudice. […]
The quote is Marianne Moore. I don’t know why it seemed necessary to put words about toads on top of the opening page of an old edition of Pride and Prejudices. But it was.
Still working on the flowers gothic arch. It now has birds on it. I have a picture of my great grandmother that I think will go in the center. I have a new gothic arch started. The background is torn papers coated with a wash of gel medium to get it all stuck down. I […]
Much progress has been made on the House of Mythical Creatures. None of which is visible in the photo. I’m thinking that I need to build some sort of press for holding the panels flat while they dry. Also I noticed after how many weeks? (5, I think) that there is a typo in one of […]
Collaged paper can get rather thick and lumpy. Getting the panels stuck down to the mat board took some doing. So the House of Mythical Creatures panels are now mounted on mat board and the backers are made and mounted. It’s all sitting in the press getting flat. Tomorrow I’ll finish up the hinges and title […]
The rooms of the House of Mythical Creatures are all connected up. I finished just as it was getting too dark to work. Detailed pictures in a day or two. edited 25.june.2008 to correct image links
Playing catch-up while away from home. First up, a book that is slowly taking shape. It combines a format (flag book), a material (watercolor washes) and a bit of doggerel that wriggled into my head (and sketchbook) a couple of years ago. The format is the flag book binding. I made a goofy test version using a […]
…coming soon… it’ sitting in the press getting flat. Meanwhile here are the graphics for the covers of “(K) Kicks” The book pretty much sucks — it’s a one day after all. But I like the graphics.