Our doctor friend loaned us some puzzles to work on. So we started with this 1000 piece one with loads of tiny figures working out in a very large gym. Then I took breaks to the studio to work on the Sandy Heads. Marla helped me put the bases together that go with each of the four heads. The printmaker Sandy head was finished a while ago, but not the base. Now it is.
Here are the other bases.
The starting pieces of the writer Sandy…..right and left brains still to be worked out.
Homemaker Sandy collecting a whole lot of parts.
And my present project is Explorer Sandy.
First I carve out each side of her head to put her bits and pieces into. The left side is a collection of bottles of pigments and other collectibles from places. The right will have a deeper hole for all the bits of things randomly collected.
Then I collaged old maps all over her head of the places I have been. I think there will be a boat sailing around between the places….maybe lots of boats.
Her forehead has Australia front and center….Tasmania just to the right of the compass. I put Australia here because it is always on my mind regardless of where I am.
This morning my son Patrick cut out a top part of a very large dictionary, three inches down from the top and four inches deep. It will be laid across the writers head after I fold over some (many) of the pages to make it stand out like “hair”.
I am going to post the really great gift from Marla of the old book turned into a sewing kit. We all got one from her this year.
I just think it is so clever!
Also here are the Charles van Sandwyck books that I received for Christmas. This first one was a used in perfect condition and is hard bound. The others have luscious soft covers.
And another one that is just gorgeous!
And inside it.
And the owl one.
And inside the owl book.
And because it looked somewhat familiar….downstairs tucked in between some other Nature books I found this one that I must have bought in Vancouver many years ago.
They are all such an inspiration as I work on my Bush Book.
It has been a great holiday. Our favorite masseuse David is finishing up the last one of us to get a full body massage. Our three guests head home tomorrow. Lee and I do laundry and put the beds back together and then just get on with things.
The puzzle took two days to complete.
Til next week or whenever I need to talk/share.