Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Working With an Old Geography Book
last summer I bought this old geography book for a dime, it was really in bad shape and a lot of pages tore, or partially torn out especially the maps. The thing I liked about it was the artwork in the book, ink drawings of commerce, industry,, farming, done in a collage sort of way and I knew I wanted to use them in collage also. I wanted a rather prim looking woman in this painting, one reason is the ink drawing is of people harvesting peaches by hand. People probably still do.
This painting is in my journal of faces, maybe you can see in the scan a corner that got turned up, a little glue will take care of that.
Days a beautiful and I am nearly done with outside garden cleanup, I did windows today, I don't do windows well, they never sparkle, but the dirt has been arranged in an artistic manner and it looks different then it did. I do blame the glass, as years ago I didn't have trouble cleaning windows. It is good to have a place to put blame, especially if it doesn't hurt anyone.