the full warped board. When you work with cardboard, even if you start out with perfect edges, you'll end up with a curves in the board. I actually love this, as the whole process is just so messy and organic. But it doesn't do me good when trying to crop and nice foto!
I just started this board in such a random moment. I love carving words from cardboard, so I just went at it. I didn't journal my dreams so much, but rather how important it is to have dreams, and to dream in color. There are many layers of writing within these paint layers, and I just love how this turned out. It is pretty large, perfect to remind us to keep our dreams alive.
and I took a bunch of instagram work in progress pics.
Now I have one funny story. So, I noticed a couple weeks ago that my gesso, I buy a huge gesso, had some weird coloring, and maybe was changing in thickness, and maybe was smelling. yes, I kept using it. No wasting gesso!!! So Friday night, when I suddenly had to do this project, although I am way behind in LifeBook!!! I opened the gesso and almost died. I was like how did a dead animal get in my gesso? (There was no dead animal, but it smelled as if there could have been.) Nasty!!! Yuck Nasty Yuck! So, I trashed that and headed to buy some new fresh gesso. Now before I did I stopped off at Barnes and Noble, because my mom came and took the Paiger on an outing...what, no Paiger!!! So, off I went to get coffee, although I had Chai, and sit and read art books. I was in my little corner, on the ground, looking really cute and 50's-like, and I pulled a new book off I hadn't yet heard of. I opened it to a page on gesso, and you know the first thing it said? Never put a wet paintbrush into your gesso! It cannot handle the foreign bacteria and will grow mold and get really sticky! Whaaaa? That is what is happening in my trash can right this moment. I am a huge gesso dipper, double and maybe triple dipper! Learn the sticky way! ...and I went off to buy my gesso, with a sqeeze top so I cannot dip!
I will add now that this board is for sale, and if interested, please contact me! I am in so hurry to sell, and it doesn't that is ok too. Just putting it out there if interested! Woot!
So, I am adding in here on Friday now. A chunk of days later. I am linking this post to PPF! Woot!