It seems like such a long time since I blogged.....I have gotten out of the habit but hope to remedy that! Now I am settled in Australia, have passed through the holidays and am ready to report on recent work that I've been doing.
Before I left I made a pair of boots out of round tea bags. For the first time I used an iridescent medium on the bags to give it a bit of silvery shine. For the form I paper mache seemed the best option and after some experimentation it worked well:
I also worked on a sculpture made of wooden rods, tea sacks, beeswax and red thread. The rods are flexible so move easily:
Finally I constructed a box made of rolled and waxed tea sacks and the red thread again:
Now that I'm working in my studio here, it will be mostly small pieces. I brought a great supply of materials along. More later.