Thursday, January 26, 2017


I am not sure whether or not I am going to add a gloss finish or a faux encaustic finish to this spread. It resides in an altered book.  I tore out at least 1/3 of the book's pages and then created hinges by tearing all but a ruler's width of all the other pages.  I then glued every three pages together with matte medium to create hinges for watercolor paper from India.

For the collage part, I "quilted" rectangles and squares and then started adding middle ground and foreground images.  In my garage workshop that I hold three times monthly one of my students mentioned that the most difficult part of collage is just that, the middle ground and foreground. Sometimes that is the case for me, too.  I started this collage several months ago and just could not find what I wanted to add other than the man's face.  In about an hour Monday I had it mostly finished.  It just came together.  It had to be the right time.  This morning I added the teabag string and some black spatters.  Now it will wait until I decide on the final coat.


There are so many great series to watch now.  Amazon and Netflix are providing some exciting viewing.  Some of my favorites are:

1.  The Crown
2.   Sneaky Pete
3.  The Night Manager
4.  Transparent
5.  House of Cards
6.  Grace and Frankie
7.  Broadchurch


jacki long said...

Just studied! I love the tea bag string ... perfect!
The man is so cool too. Did I miss your stamp?

tgarrett said...

Love the spread- terrific colors and composition.