Second in the works

camas2- Gale Everett Studio

The second camas has proven to be more challenging. First off, the paper is much stiffer and thicker than the dress patterns. I had to do quite a bit of prep work on the pages to get them softened up enough. I think one would call it “distressing”. When everything was attached and dried, I wasn’t certain the paper would allow any light through, but the wax did help. Some. I’m feeling under-the-weather today due to probably consuming gluten yesterday. Maybe by Sunday I’ll be doing better and able to keep pushing forward.

Yesterday was the 4th and it was plenty festive. Part of the family participated in a Eugene tradition of running (walking) the Butte to Butte. With my foot injury, I was the car shuttle crew. The 4th is also my niece and nephew’s birthday (fraternal twins). Hard to believe they are 29 now! Below is a photo of my niece and myself.

kirsten n gale


Flowers to come tomorrow!

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

3 thoughts on “Second in the works

  1. These are all looking so good Gale. The earlier ones are delicate with their translucency and these are solid and monumental! They will be such a good set. I haven’t had a chance to visit or comment lately as I’m travelling in outback Australia at the moment with very infrequent Internet access, but catch up when I can!

    1. Lucky you! I’m jealous of your current travels and excited to hear more and see more on your return. At least I hope you’ll find some incredible inspiration on your trip. 🙂
      I think it will be good to have strong differences between each stalk of flowers. I am envisioning each sculpture to represent a different part of town life/history. What those different parts are… well, that’s still in the works and depends on what I find with paper sources. It’s certainly keeping me busy!
      Thanks so much for your comment!

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