The letterbox collaboration has moved on another step – I collected Pat’s starters along with the pieces I started and she had completed last week (see here for those and the background to how this began), and now I have finally completed hers and returned them to her with six new starters.
Completing the pieces requires much more time and thought than starting, and sometimes I have to sit and think for a little while before I begin. Some changed character as I was working on them as suddenly new shapes appeared and suggested a different direction. One of the things I particularly enjoy is the surprises we get, creatures emerged that I had no idea were in there.
There is one I’m not so happy with, and that is mainly down to the paper texture, it is rough cold-pressed paper so it was difficult to keep the marks clean, however two others are on the same paper but work better simply because the marks were more broad sweeping.
Several people who have seen these have suggested a story is appearing – Pat is a very good imaginative writer, so maybe we will get one going between us. Another unexpected development! Here they are below, before and after. Each piece is 7 x 21 cm.