5×7 blank journal
mixed media panel
On my studio table I have been working on the next “page” of Jen Worden’s metal prayer flag. Click here to see the last page I made. I mentioned before that working in metal intimidates me because I really don’t know how to work with it. How fun would it be to solder things on though! But with all the other things I do…not sure if I want to add yet another media to my arsenal. I put a cropped image of the work in progress over on the right side in my “Studio Sneak Peek”.
But anyway, since I’ve been working on this project, it has inspired me to pull out a metal project that I created several years ago in a workshop I attended by L.K. Ludwig in which we learned how to create prints onto metal. I have had this piece of metal silhouetted with grass reeds that I created sitting in my studio now since then. I’ve always wanted to use it for something, but not sure what. It finally has a place.
Above the metal piece, I attached a photo of mine to the top and then encased it in a thin layer of wax. I really like the juxtaposition of two totally different surfaces next to each other. One, smooth and buttery, and the other cool and rough.
The words are from something I wrote even longer ago, back in college, I believe. They read:
birthed from the earth yet
I wrapped the edges of the book cover in black book tape as metal edges can be sharp. I like the feel of this blank journal in my hands…I may have to keep it for myself!