Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I spritzed the crescent board with water and then took a container of mixed pigment and water (very thin and watery and lots of it) in 2 colors and poured that over the board.  I used Cerulean Blue and Rhodonite Genuine so I got some nice violets.

The rest of the way, I'll paint directly - no more pouring.  The problem with getting the Crescent Board so wet is that it bows :( and then you have to put a ton of books on it to flatten it out again (hopefully).  So now it sits under books, trying to get it to be less bowed before I move on.

While this dried, I started another wrapped present.  Using just Perylene Green (from Daniel Smith, a lovely granulating dark piney green).  I am looking to make a shiny irridescent silvery green ribbon.  The choices are endless with these!

Today is the First Day of Winter, the Winter Solstice. 

This morning on the eastern side of the US, we had a total lunar eclipse beginning at 1:41 am.  Unfortunately, the sky was too cloudy for me to even get a peek at the moon.  And this morning we have another inch or so of snow on the ground, the soft, wet, beautiful kind that drapes everything around us.

I'm hoping the lovely Winter's Full Moon tonight won't be shy. 

Enjoy the beauty of the world around you.

I hate to tell you this, but there are only 4 days before Christmas!  Only 3 1/2 days before my family puts the FUN in Dysfunctional (not really, but you might as well laugh as cry, my grandmother used to say).


Christiane Kingsley said...

I love that green box!

L Young said...

Hope you can see that huge beautiful moon tonight; I missed the eclipse last night too.
Can't wait to see your rocks progress. It looks like fun.

debwardart said...

This present is the best yet! As for the crescent board - next time just HAVE PATIENCE and walk away - let it sit overnight and it will be flat as a pancake in the morning. I fear you may have cracked the board if you forced it to lay flat with the books - let us know how it turns out.

Celeste Bergin said...

I'm loving the look of that green package!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Christiane :)

Linda, the moon is still shy around here - fog today mixed with the snow.

Deb, I did have patience and walk away and it stayed bowed. That's when I rewet it and put plastic around it and weighted it down with books - flat as a pancake now and fine.

Thanks, Celeste, it did turn out well.