Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
How to create a momento of a special trip rather than a painstaking travelogue? What mattered more to me was a way to create a shorthand of "mental landmarks" that would tickle the memory rather than recreate the journey for others (unless they volunteer!) And so I collaged the paper ephemera I collected in Chile to make a background for an accordion-folded book. After painting and stamping randomly I scribbled down some phrases and observations that held a personal significance.
My take-aways: Golden Fluid Acrylics are a bright delight. Stamping with found objects is quite satisfying. The accordion-fold format is marvelously flexible: something to see on both sides, displayed on a variety of flat surfaces, and easy to send or store.