Esmerelda the praying mantis is there for the photo op...
I left work a little early to drive out to
Valley Ridge Art Studio
Katie Kendrick taught
"Untold Tales- A Big & Tall Book".
It was indeed a Big & Tall book.
thick with pages
full of collage and paint.
Be still my beating heart.....
Here Katie demonstrates the steps in putting the cover together,
creating the surface by
Katie shows us how she paints her book pages
these are only the beginning stages....
She uses all different weights of papers
it only adds to the interest.
I was pretty wound up when I got to the farm where I was staying.
I baked a sweet potato, sauteed some kale in olive oil dressed it with a little balsamic vinegar, a few walnuts and dried cranberries, a dolop of goat cheese on the potato. Accompanied by a glass of wine--maybe 2.
I thought I took scads of pictures...but it wasn't so.
This is how my cover turned out.
I'm really happy with it.
Especially with the layer of encaustic medium over the top.