At any rate, it is what it is.
Here is what she looked like when I started yesterday:
In retrospect, I think I could have just stopped here.
Here is my finished page.
Here is a close up of the haiku.
Meanwhile, some time ago I bought a Strathmore 14" x 17", 60 lb. sketchbook spiral bound. It was on sale for just over $5 because it had a fold on the front cover and many of the initial pages. I've decided to use it to make large pieces of art to be cut up either to use as backgrounds in smaller pieces or to be used as smaller collage pieces.
So far I've gessoed it, added a bit of random bits of paint in 3 different shades of blue and weighted it down overnight because it was curling like crazy. Then just before retiring last evening, I went through some of my stash and an old magazine and tore out things that looked interesting either in color or texture or just happened to catch my eye.
I think I am going to randomly glue down bits and pieces and then maybe use the toothbrush trick I've seen others use (I've never tried it) to spatter bits of a contrasting color around a bit to unify it before cutting it up. I will decide what kind of cutting I am going to do when I see how it comes together.
I'll share my progress tomorrow.
No specific plans for today except to make art. I think I am going to use up the leftover ham by making scalloped potatoes for dinner; that is if I can get the hubster to make a run to the store to get some lactose free milk.