And kids showed up, as they tend to.
Zoya helps by tearing paper for papier mache.
Poppets watch over all.
I use colored tissue for layers. I've learned that many thin layers create a much stronger foundation than fewer thick layers.
In addition, using up the scrap Poppet Planet wrapping paper in colored layers helps me keep up with how many layers I've applied. Generally, I alternate mixed colors with black.
Another helpful trick is to make the first layer a very bright pink, and the next several layers blac when wiring is involved. That way, as I sand and finish the work, I have a bright pink WARNING that wires are nearby.
I figured this out after accidently cutting through wiring twice. Arrrrgh. In your artist's paper mache, pink means danger.
I ended the work day with a cup of steaming chai tea (thank you MimiKo!) and a spectacular sunset.
As I sat, Mystery Kitty peered at me from a discreet distance, not moving closer, but not ready to spring away either.
Now it's Tuesday morning. It's chilly and I'm more in the mood to curl up by the fire with a warm book than to go into the studio and work. But alas, it's my job to show up and make art.
So off I go.
Hope your day is good. Or at least interesting.
An ad for 'booty pop panties' just appeared on TV.
I'm so disgusted. It makes me want to throw up my hands and quit. Will Poppets one day decide humans are too stupid to watch over?
Is that up to me?
Dunno. In the meantime, I'm going to work. At least now I'm awake.