Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Susie's book and she wrote a lovely intro into her book and putting together little things to get to the big picture. I made this self portrait a year ago but I went back and improved it and am much happier with how it turned out. I found out that black Gesso is much easier to control vs. liquid acrylic paint when you have to paint a larger area. The photograph/ illustration turns into a flip out where I made notes for my day. Tuesday was my usual day off when I worked in retail and it has morphed into my health day where I go to the acupuncture and chiropractic and walk to the next neighborhood and get lots of exercise. It was raining on and off that week so things were a bit wacky. People in San Diego can't handle the rain. The roads flood and the number of accidents on the road triple for the day.
The second photo was of a rose I took after the rain and then I layered tracing paper over it and worked on a paper cut overlay. It's been a while since I have cut anything this intricate but I have a new knife and it works like a dream. It's a ceramic knife from Slice and you can hold it close to tip without hurting your finger. Magical.