Friday, January 12, 2007
A little restraint
The next morning after sewing in the velvet, I was pondering what to do to cover up the stitches on the reverse side of the page. I decided they look like chicken tracks or grain and quickly sketched in a scrawny hen and grabbed the flap off a cracker box that was sitting on the wood cookstove that we have in our kitchen. I peeled it down to make it thinner, wrote my journaling and glued it in.
The journaling says, "Occasionally one needs to show a little restraint. A minimalist approach if you will."
I think the fact that I had been reading Dwell, a modern interiors magazine, had something to do with my sudden desire to make an uncluttered page. I got a little carried away stamping the date. Later that evening, I added the sun.