Friday, August 1, 2008
Creation and grape harvest
Our grape vines were covered this time, but we don't have time to deal with them right now, so we let a neighbor have them to make wine. This is a picture of how many grapes there were, except I think he ended up picking this many more after I took this photo. We have 3 or 4 vines which are about 5 years old. I've not pruned them yet, because I don't know how, so the grapes did very well with not much attention. We are going to find out how and prune them back this time.
To show a little art, this is the front of an altered board book which is a work in progress. I had no plan in mind when I started working on the front. I'm usually just winging it, not being a plan ahead kind of person. This was the result. It is going to be a book about the 7 days of creation. I have the first spread started, but not sure if it is done, so no picture of that yet. This work was not recent. Don't want to mislead that I'm getting all this done right now. Since I didn't finish the atcs I'm working on due to jet lag from shift change at work, I didn't have a scan of them to show. I've put this out on the work table, so I can be thinking how I want to do the pages.
The cover was begun with paper scraps which I colored over with layers of paint glazes and some rubber stamping with white gesso. Then I glued on some more paper pieces including a postage stamp with butterfly wings on either side and at the bottom three polymer clay bird eggs with 3 leaves to symbolize the Trinity.