lots of glass, wood and paper, some cloth, mixing my media
busy busy busy
life these days: clearing out our parents' home
driving back & forth
sorting thru the rooms, drawers, bags, clothing, shelves, stacks, attic,
cellar, shed, there are even ceramics on the balcony waiting to be saved from the elements....
they collected many objects, countless memories
they would have been married 60 years March 8 this year, my dad would have turned 90 last Friday, he wanted to
we want so much from life
only last week: snow hail freezing temperatures
we enjoyed an exciting walk together
several botched attempts adding up to a collection of stories-that-might-have-unfolded; mixed media in box frame I found in my dad's hobbyroom.
I also found lots of glass panes and other frames I can use
in the herb pot on the left I mixed 200 grams of my parents' ashes (100gr each) I
ordered gum Tragacanth and gum Arabic, so I could make my own watercolours using their ashes as pigment; above you see the dilutions diluting following instructions found on the internet, one has to wait 24 hours
Today I started mixing the ash with the gums, using a pestle and mortar, a gift from G!
I'll be making more for the exhibition in September
am now officially a member of WaardArt
although you can't find me there on the site just yet
after a first grinding of ash and gums a first attempt at painting with 'proper' paint, one may notice lots of grains still, so more grinding is needed
may your days be full