The ongoing story of the two paintings about Water bumbles on... collage on top of painting on top of collage. Next? Next came more painting! I love the stuff that going on here, it's expressing the watery vibe I want it too. But there's a lot of it with no central focus. It's uncoordinated jazz … Continue reading Water In Parallel (part 5)
I'm working on a project over the next 6 months, part of which is to produce a collection of eight works, two at a time through each six week cycle. So.... 6 weeks, huh? I'm just into week 2. The logical, ordered part of my mind says 'so you're like about 25% done, right?' Then … Continue reading Water in Parallel (part 1)
Page 23: Ephemeral Gecko makes his first appearance in the page a day book! Nestled amongst the snippets of color.... winding his way through the stitches... he is camoflaged in the scene. But those papery toes are leading him onwards and upwards to adventures yet to come.
If you've been following these posts you've maybe wondered about the name. So I'll let you into a little secret... Ephemeral Gecko resulted from pairs of fave words randomly combined til I hit on a combination that yeilded no Googlings. In a serendipitous way, the 2 words seemed suited to their purpose: Sharing the fleetingly … Continue reading Ephemeral Gecko
Rich colors like these make me smile. So much! 😀 The contrasting torn and cut edges
The dyed printer manual has really got me thinking about all the other redundant paper lurking in the house and office - future dying ideas........... All instruction manuals - speshly those ones relating to things long broken, gone or forgotten Phone directories; the Yellow Pages would be a fab base for warm-colored dyings Newspaper, magazines … Continue reading papery things
I really thought that stash of dyed papers would last a long time, but supplies are getting low, so last night I began another batch, and in so doing I've streamlined the process a bit. It's the same 'lasagna' of paper and ink/dye, but instead of leaving it to marinade for ages, once it had … Continue reading paper dying – new techniques!
The page a day page/day parallel thing - they day resembles the page, the page resembles the day. Like the chicken and egg thing. Causality and whatnot. This page went through so many incarnations. Layer upon layer of indecisive confusion, unguided and unintentional. Layers added, torn off, reglued on bits. The page is quite dense … Continue reading So many, many layers
But who cares? it's the journey that's the fun bit, who cares where we end up! The dyed paper things are growing and multiplying. (They kept me up really late last night ...Love them, but they're so moorish!) 😉
When I was doing my paper dying some weeks back, it was without any real plan as to what comes next. Then last night I found myself making these. There's about 125 of them at last count, and already a few have found a home on today's page a day page (more on that later!)