Arlee, I think the Dr Seuss poem is an excellent idea - something along the lines of the Tweetle Beetle Battle, I think.
Carol - no Fibredancing review in this issue (September/October) but there may be another out now. Do you have an American distributor? They are usually good at getting books in the 'over the pond' mags.
Having spent a great day yesterday finishing an article for WoW (which got so interesting that it had to be split in two), I am planning to do a piece on the cave paintings. In preparation I thought I might make a cave book to explore techniques and designs. I think it might be quite big and very messy - I like fat books with stuff oozing out of them.
I have some ideas that I want to play with - one of them being to extend the method used for this textile. It is also based on wall paintings, of Buddhas, and I like the way the cast paper is 'growing' out from the wall. I love using water soluble paper like this, so often the cast pieces just look plonked on. Fine at times, when you need a focal point, but I like to integrate.
The base was paper bonded to Vilene with gesso and various texture mediums added and painted. The paper was then applied and the edges wetted to squash them into the background.
Today I am off to Bournemouth again. As this is with my two girls, it will be SERIOUS shopping - not the dilettante version with Clive. Christmas has been mentioned and Boots are giving double points, so off we go. Might just pop into Starbucks, though. With three of us it could be a good haul!