I'm doing some embroidery, on a piece, sitting in my sewing area, up in the studio, when I glance out the second floor window and see a deer. I grab my camera and start taking pictures as it walks closer to the studio. THEN, I glance down and see that all this time there have been two other deer right below my window. These three stayed around for quite a while much to my enjoyment.
A while ago, Lynn suggested that I try some muslin journal pages. Today, I tore up quite a few pieces of muslin and coated them with gesso. I will use gel medium to attach them to the journal pages and then paint them. So, Lynn, I've started.
I also took a sample piece of fabric that I used for the shed and did some experiments on it with gesso and paint to see if I could get the look of those aged wooden boards. I'm liking what I see so far. It just is going to take some nerve, at this point, to actually painting on that finished fabric shed.
I finished my large watercolor graffiti sheet that was for me to keep. Yesterday, I used gel medium, a LOT of gel medium to attach this large sheet to my 20 x 30 canvas. I had already applied gesso to the canvas so it was ready to go. I put some trusty supply of telephone books on top of some waxed paper and weighted it down.
This morning is looked really good. There are some bumps and ridges but it doesn't bother me because their are so many layers to be applied to this piece.
Yesterday and today we have had Fog Eating Snow days. The layers of snow are mushing together and puddles are forming in spaces. A January thaw. How nice. It makes it so much easier to think Spring thoughts.
:)Bea It's a good day to create.