Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Hello! I just got back from holiday. I must say my favorite part was having the luxury of reading several really good books-usually all in one day. No phone answering, no going out, no cooking, nothing but being fixed to my summer time reads. Ahhh! loved it!
This painting that I'd nicknamed "My favorite mistake" is just finished and already at Heron Bay Gallery. Unfortunate things about nicknames, I can't remember its real name... It used what I'll call "The Bathtub Technique," which involved running it under the tap to manipulate the wet paint. Much fun!
Today I'm melting wax onto paper to make a new batch of faux batik papers. I've got newspapers underneath to soak up the extra wax and the smell is really strong. I've recently become more chemically sensitive and this project needs a few tweeks if I'm going to keep enjoying it. Beeswax next time, but what will I put under the paper to keep the wax from going everywhere? A silicone sheet? My pallett? I'll have to think about that.
I'm off to catch up with my favorite blogs. Have a great day!