Grace (14/52)


Have you ever been followed about by a word?

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Not a new word, just a word you haven’t noticed much before… then it seems to crop up all over the place? It keeps dropping into conversation and reading.

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See, there she is again. I wanted to check against my imagination… is this really happening?

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But when she’s there again, on the facing page when you open up the remains of a dictionary you began to dye and dismantle more than 2 years ago.

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Well ….

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So there she is, Grace, large as life. She was part of my week in all senses.

day last-but-one


While I was playing with my new inks last week, I developed some of these experiments on Thursday’s and Friday’s pages

the milky opacity of white ink dripped in transparent colored ink details the runs of the liquid

With a thick coating of white gesso on part of the page, scribed with pencil for deep furrows of swirl, the inks had routes to wander around

ink on wet white gesso reduces the saturation of blending colors

and new routes made with small watercolor brush, trying the page together as a whole.

swirls an spirals painted into the ink before it dries

The ‘day last-but-one’ thing – well, I’ll explain that bit later…. 😉

seeing spots saturday


I like to have a boundary to work within, edges to bounce around in. Be it a color, a physical size of substrate, or a shape.

Saturday I chose spots.

Gathering up some spot making tools (corks & sequin waste* mostly) I set about spottings!

*sequin waste – the stuff from which sequins have been punched & can be got in craft stores. Also known as ‘punchinella’, but I really don’t like that word. Yeh, I know… but there are some words I just don’t like 😉