I'd like to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my work with rust. They have been as encouraging as the works in themselves and I feel that I have been able to establish a deeper communication with you through them. It's a lovely feeling and one that I believe is hard to find on the Internet.
This is paper #10. I decided to post it though I'm not completely sure it's finished. At any rate, what may be missing - if anything - is probably just a small dot or a little line somewhere. This is actually the very first paper I rusted, funny how I kept postponing work on it. I think it took me several days to overcome my initial awe of it. Being the first, it seemed just perfect as it was.
Short running stitches bordering some tea stains. Somehow they remind me of a stellar cloud. With a sun bursting right beside it?
Some more holes burned into the paper with an incense stick and a few more colour dots collaged on the background. This time I was smart! I figured out that burning the holes through the thick paper would be much easier if I pierced it first. Ha!
One of the things we need to work out for the December show is packaging. How will we wrap our works for the eventual buyers? I decided to use these sturdy kraft merchandise envelopes that I recently bought on Etsy, they are the perfect size. But what if people want me to gift-wrap my work for them? Should I come up with two wrapping solutions, a simple one and a Christmassy one?
That would be going too far, I thought. So I decided on a simple gift-wrapping solution. I folded a band of white kraft paper around each envelope (yes, with a few drops of glue) and taped strips of clear tape decorated with leaves on the white paper. I think they look nice, cheerful but not too fancy.
Having finished this part of the work feels good! Now for the larger sized ones. Gulp...