As they are long-time acquaintances from our previous lives in Canmore, it was pure delight to re-connect and spend time together on their first Creston stay. We scored some stamps and ephemera at Gleaners, toured the town, and sipped a little Skimmerhorn wine. While Bill and John fished in a nearby lake yesterday, Alice and I stormed the studio for most of the day (although we did step out for a delectable lunch at the Real Food Cafe). By day's end, Alice and I were drooping with post-painting exhaustion, and a hugely tidied-up studio looked like this:
|Collapsed and giddy|
|I'd Like to be Under the Sea mixed media by Alice Saltiel 2012|
This lovely romantic piece above by Alice incorporates stamps, stencils and embellishments - very ethereal.
We spent some time playing with spray mist as above, which was both fun and a challenge. It is water-soluble, which was difficult to incorporate into mixed media work. We finally determined it could be utilized if it was sprayed after it dried with a workable fixative. Above, Alice was also testing her crackle stamp against mine, comparing the differences.
It was pure delight, and both John and I are looking forward to a return visit in the near future. Fortified with paint, stamps, mediums and new play things, along with fish and sunshine, we could surely conquer the world.