Friday, June 24, 2011
When I Was 50 . . . .
"Pages" on the left and footprints on the right.
I transferred xerox copies of flower images onto fabric using Judith Baker Montano's (author of the Art of Silk Ribbon Embroidery) method of laying the photocopy down on the fabric and rubbing the back of the image with a cotton ball soaked in turpentine. Once the paper became translucent, it was time to rub the back of the image with the back of a spoon making sure to cover the entire area. Lift and voila!
I ironed freezer paper to the back of plain fabric, put it in my typewriter and typed the "document." Using a Pigma Pen, I drew the lines, and wrote in the details--date, time, my parents' names, etc. I created footprints by making thousands of tiny dots with the tip of my pen. More to come . . . .