Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird

Have I told you how much I love using used tea bags? Yup!  Now I love using used tea bags and Japanese mulberry papers with kanji.  Combine the two and a little wabi sabi magic can happen.  This particular piece is heading to Terry Garrett's home.  Each month I send off a piece to someone in my round robin group.  February is my month to create something for Terry.  I actually made another piece and I decided to keep it for myself.  This was a hard decision as I really like both pieces.  This 8 x 8 piece will be folded using the Turkish folding method.  Eventually Terry will bind all eight works into a 4 x 4 journal that expands to 8 x 8 inches.

7 comments:

Claudia MB said...

The tea bags make the image look old and mysterious. Did you add the ink spots or were they there already?

Connie Rose said...

Really wonderful! Love what you're doing with used teabags.

Jacki Long said...

This is a great series John, and oh so lucky Terry!
You are so good to have your done in the middle of the month …
reminds me to get to work! ;op

john said...

Hi Claudia. I splattered before collaging but after I had adhered the background. :-)

tgarrett said...

I am so excited- just wonderful John

Catherine R said...

Did you pen the kanji? I really like this one in mostly neutrals with just the little bird and its setting in colour. You are so clever.

tgarrett said...

So very happy to have this in my hand- it's so beautiful John.