Playing with something new in the studio
It’s a quiet day at home.
Everyone’s busy doing their own thing,
and I had enough of photography for the day.
So I snuck away into my studio and altered a book.
This is a sweet little children’s book with sturdy pages. It is called Sheila Sinclair’s Quest by Muriel Stapley. I loved the little cameo image on the front cover and decided this would be my quest to play book.
I glued every three pages together with a glue stick to make a sturdy “canvas” for holding paint, collage, anything. This left me with 18 paintable surfaces. Not too long, not too short, just right for a quick fun play.
The first page evolved into a life-sized petunia blossom from my garden, painted with acrylics and India ink on a backdrop of collages paper.
The second pages features a found phrase and is painted with black gesso, India ink, colour pencils and white chalk.
For the next pages I’m playing with constructing pop-ups.
Stay tuned for more.