I needed to take a short break from the blog for a couple of days
But here is the blog post for Day 44 (which should have been posted on Wednesday, February 13).
The day started out with a mobile version of Wednesday Morning at Joan's at Leann's house. We worked on a printing technique using contact paper as a resist.
I didn't get very far with mine because I had so many cuts to make in the contact paper. I ended just pulling most of it off and the photo above is what I was left with when I did the floating-the-acrylic-paint step. I intended to work on it more when I got home but I didn't have time to. I will work on it more eventually because I like it.
I needed to bring all of the seven pieces I am working on for the spirit show to the ready-to-paint stage. That meant a couple more coats of gesso for a couple of the plaster cloth guys. I mixed black paint into some white gesso for this coat so I could see where I'd already been. I also intentionally made the gesso darker because the light in the temporary studio is odd. Gah! A few of the guys still need another gesso coat and a couple will need a touch up coat after that.
Whew -- then it was time (already!) to go meet up with Jane and Leann for a quick dinner before the Artist Trading Card meeting. It was a great meeting. We exchanged our ATCs and house book pages and bound our books. I still have to make my cover but I wanted to get it bound while the equipment was there. I will blog about the book more when I finish it, but here are a few photos. The pages by the other nine artists are all so different and so wonderful.
I was so worn out by the time I got home and settled in front of tv with medication/elevation/cold packs that I apparently fell asleep and missed my deadline for the day. That is why this blog entry is late.
I will catch up with Day 45 a little later on today...as well as posting today's "real" entry.