Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I went to Michael's the other day, mostly to see if there was any new Halloween junk (there was, and I practically slipped in my drool). While I was there, of course, I perused the art supplies. In particular, I wanted to see if there was any of the hot-press watercolor paper I usually use for all my work.
There wasn't any, but there was something else that caught my eye...something called "mixed media" paper (okay, it actually said "mix media" but that sounds grotesque to my ear...). It was available in the form of a big, thick book. Well, that might be suitable for me, I thought. My eternal problem with paper relates to mixing two very different media. So I opened the book to see what the paper texture was like and all at once I knew that this humble book of paper was destined to become a Magical Book of Wonder, filled with my works.
I can't quite explain it, but I just know this book is going to be filled with good stuff. So over the next few weeks or months, prepare for magical wonder.
I did this piece for a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Every artist was given a 6" x 6" wooden panel...