Wndya, Thanks for the nice comment on my Rice Paper Roses! Love the work you have posted here! "Last View of Venice" especially caught my eye... A beautiful view, with a sad story... yet so meaningful!
I use the grasses themselves. I love working with natural materials it helps me connect with the essence of a particular place. I dry them and seal them and then paint. I have a very playful experimental approach. I find the best things happen when you are having fun!
Thanks for nice comment on my black mask. it is the pizza box base with wood filler trowelled on kind of picky like. It is in a tube at the hardware store - lepage and elmer's make it - about 5.00 a tube. when dry i painted it with black craft paint and then several coats of ordinary wood stain. - the kind with varethane in it. I used walnut colour...
Moving to England was always a bit of a karmic thing for me. Wanted to live here long before I'd ever been here. I go home now and feel like a tourist. I was in Toronto staying with my brother in July. I completely melted. That bit I don't miss! Was hard leaving family and friends, never quite achieved the same calibur of friendships here.
Do you know how the chat thing operates here? I see people "online" but can't work out how to chat. They don't appear in the chat room. So I know you are online now but...?? There must be an easier way. lol
Hey girl, thank you so much for all your comments -i'll reply to your questions on their pages-. I went back to your channel on utube and here, and yeaaaa you are right! And you know something else too? When you said headstones (is that the word?) a light turned on in my head!!! And about anthropology too.And colors! Do you like old maps as well? lol. I love every piece you have made and i want to ask questions about them! :)))
Hi Wendy, thanks so much for your kind and welcoming words. I'm very happy I found this community. It seems like the right thing at the right time. Your art is lovely. Is that encaustic? The colors look so rich!
I see you are also a poetry lover. I get so much inspiration from Emily Dickinson's poems. Here's a favorite:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
Hi Wendy ~ I love your blog. I dont have a you tube channel yet, I am still new to the whole internet thing. Hope to get a camera this month to take pics and post......this could be overwhelming but I am taking it one step at a time. Traditional artist and art teacher, hoping to get techno soon. Nina
Hi friend:) Im glad to be here, surrounded by nice people and such an interesting and different style works, a multicolored artistic chorus! Love the colors you are using on your paintings above. Show us some more! Mary.
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).