Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ribbons are the New Bird Cages

Most people use the term, "watching paint dry," as a negatively charged simile:  "That movie was so boring, it was like watching paint dry."  But I use the term literally, and to tell you the truth, it's really kind of a relaxing way to spend one's day.  Since watercolor changes so much as it dries, it also makes watching it kind of interesting.  Not exciting, but definitely interesting. I'm experimenting with a brighter, more purple background color for my latest piece, so I was eager to see how things turned out after I applied each layer.  
And here's a ribbon river set up in my studio:
Don'tcha know, ribbons are the new bird cages.

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