The Making of a Folded Book
Yesterday, while walking, I saw a tree that had lost its leaves, yet still held an empty nest in its branches. Several leaves were caught in the nest, and it reminded me of some words that I have had sitting on my work table for a while --- "Four drops fell to earth making four sacred places". I decided to use a set of four leaves that I found to represent the "four drops" and to incorporate four nests as the "sacred places". Thus began a new book....
Layer 1: background papers, cut to page size, and a few additional details added with mulberry papers, cloth, found papers, the four leaves and the words.
Layer 2: acrylic paint --- stamped some metallic russet stripes and screened some black circles to represent the nests.
Layer 3: acrylic paint --- added some white snowflakes and gold text. The "snowflakes" were created by painting a hedge apple with white paint and rolling it across my pages.
Tomorrow........the finished book.