I have a theory that, sometimes, art needs to sit awhile before it can really sing…
Well, way back when, in my early college days, I took a lot of photography classes. One of them was a mixed media photography class where we made gum prints, sun prints, photo transfers and the like. It was a really fun class. This old print was something I made. It involved some kind of emulsion that was painted onto paper and a large 8 x 10 negative that we developed. This particular print was actually a discard but I kept it anyway in hopes of making something out of it later. Sixteen years later I stumbled across it while looking for other old photos and was immediately sidetracked with the task of finally doing something with it (I really should be doing a million other things right now).
I used water color pencils, water color paint, colored pencils, stamps and ink. It reads:
Sail me on a silver sun where I know that I am free.
Show me that I am everywhere and get me home for tea!
The Beatles, “It’s All Too Much“
I think I’m going to frame it and put it in my kitchen, since I love both tea and a good Beatles song.
Happy Tuesday everyone!