I am a member of Eastside.
An artist collaborative group.
We meet once a month, one of our eight members ...
teaches a project that we all learn and enjoy.
We also have a round-robin project that rotates each month.
Norma, an amazing gourd artist ...
designed an 11 x 14" gourd into ...
an 8 panel Navajo doll for execution.
Diane, also a master gourd artist carved her panel.
Linda, a jewelry artist, used metal embossing.
Each artist decided on & made their own panel.
A wood burning tool was included, just in case.
Erin, a painter, painted her panel.
Jody, a designer, designed her panel.
a fabric artist
I have had the gourd for a month.
It's due tomorrow.
Originally I thought I would carve a design.
But collage seemed safer.
I sorted through papers ...
and masked off the panel.
Using matte medium, I adhered strips ...
I wish I'd used gloss medium, as I lost colors.
Not as good as I had hoped ...
but when you procrastinate ...
you pay the price.
A smile for Wednesday ...