Saturday, January 26, 2013
Stages of Martha
Back to working on "Martha" for Monday's class. I love that paper on the bottom right; it's gessoed and painted tissue paper and has a wonderful feel to it. The colors are perfect for here too. So, I'm laying down chosen papers and arranging and...
rearranging. There are stars in my mother's embroidery of George, and so I wanted to repeat that pattern in here. I'm also taken with the federal blue and antique white colors. I also wanted to put in an image of Mount Vernon which was so dear to Martha's heart, and ladies sewing, having tea and dreaming of the minuet.
Playing around with stars and deciding where they should go...
Martha wrote down music for her children in her own hand. I happen to have a piece of music that my grandmother (Martha) hand-penned and couldn't wait to do a transfer of it on this piece.
So...not done yet, but it's coming along.