i bought some pumice gel, which can be used as a pastel ground or to prepare surfaces to take graphite. thought i'd try it on some masonite (after gesso) and then try colored pencil on this. assuming that i can do something not hideous with them at some point.
and i got back to work on some of the backgrounds for the metal pieces. this will have the tree on it (surprise!). crackle paste on the left.
this is coming along. barb- the hands are still there! because it's a 2 thing the old song so happy together (tea for two and two for tea, no matter how they toss the dice it had to be the only one for me is you, and you for me....) kept coming in my head, which you see in the piece now. and yes that's a faucet handle from my favorite local art store, ace hardware. it's getting close.
beautiful in fairfield this weekend, blue skies & snow.
and some hoar frost this morning.
and now- time for bed-