If I could add up all these bit of days, these odd hours I find wanting for what to do.
Many nights I find a fragment between 2 & 4 am.
Then there’s bits of afternoons as well.
Bits of uncertain waiting.
Placeless snips and snaps.
Trimmed minutes at the end of one thing, before the next begins.
I’d like to make a collage or a patchwork of these moments.
Then I’d build me some new days.
Day 30 is a watery page, dabbles and doodles in watercolor, with an unusual amount of white page left showing. The lettering is done with a Pilot Parallel Pen
Day 31 was a feast of color, explorations with the interaction of water and pigment, and some more chopped and hole-punched dyed paper
Day 32. There’s something luscious and decadent about purples and golds, or aubergine and ochre. acrylic paints and my newest fave fishy printing block.
Back to the page a day project, unaccountably I seem to have ten days backed up and un-shown-off to you! How did that happen??!
Sitting comfortably? Here they come…………………………
Day 7 was the day I first played with black gesso. Delighted! I was expecting a kinda chalky grey-ish-ness that absolutely isn’t there. My new love in life is gesso. Words can’t express my joy at its cover-up-ability, it’s smooth creamy texture and lush slide-about-the-page-ness it has. YUM. This was the base for the swirls in guache and acrylic.
Day 8 is a showcase of the bits of scraps and fragments and dead leaves I save ‘in the name of art’. I know I’m in safe company here, you understand!
Day 9 is built up in layers of dyed paper and stencilled experimental gessoed tissue paper.
Day 10 is upside down. When I was getting towards the end of the previous book I showed it to some friends, as one leafed through the pages and said “Some pages make me feel like I’m upside down in this book”. “Yes, just like some days feel upside down”. This was one of those days!
This was also my first EasterEgg day (tissue paper swished with water, like I did here)
So where have the last 7 days gone? swept away with life n stuff. But each one was at least partly captured on its page in the new book