2 good things did happen though - i had my hair cut and coloured by the lovely jay at chainsaw massacre in elgin st carlton (wave) and the prodigal chook who vamoosed a couple of weeks ago was returned by an apologetic neighbour who had taken her in....
as a distraction from the yuckiness i made another lino cut - this time with real lino which is much harder than the other stuff but i'm quite pleased by the result.
i printed onto
- rice paper
- and silk
i also had a play with gesso, mixed with paint and slurped it onto some cream cotton then overlaid a swathe of dishcloth fabric and gessoed that too. destined to be something watery i think.
and this object is the first stage of a gesso rusting technique i found on judy scott's blog. a thick layer of gesso (mine's on fabric) then some bits of foil chocolate wrapper and some casting of salt and sugar and when it's dry i will apply some ink and paint and see what happens. this is not good drying weather though, so this stage is taking ages :(
on the other hand the garden is looking less dessicated and it's lovely not to feel hot