No real time in studio this week, but am in and out on one pretense or another, and have had several opportunities to look at work in progress with new eyes. This piece was discussed a week or so ago and has had several layers applied in the interim. The surface is good, love the soft effect of the bleed-through, but there's something missing. It will come to me, and it won't be much... hopefully just enough. I've started another, looking for the same bleeding but the process is not written in stone and new variations happen each time I try to repeat a previous step. This is good... too much predilection is not.
So far, pre-teen cultural involvement has included basket weaving (I fail!) hooked yarn pillow completion (she did 95%) guitar lesson reconnaissance (trying to keep her interested until lessons can resume,) summer reading assignment completion (such a good reader with so little interest!) and instruction on making abstract marks on rice paper squares. (Ummm... it must be harder than it looks.) I'll be challenged to keep this up for the rest of the week, but it is a fun change of pace!