Actually it’s Fun with Thrift, but I felt the need for a touch of alliteration. I was going through what I like to call my mixed media drawers on Thursday, looking for some interesting paper to use in a project. The main drawer is a heap really, but I began to pull out papers and plastics and prints, as well as old cut- up embroideries, and put them together based on colour and colour combinations I liked. It was fun and interesting to do, and I did extract quite a lot of stuff I’ve had for a couple of years, all classed as up/re or whatever cycling, which is very satisfying. Here are the results, and there are now lots of little piles of materials on the studio floor, each waiting for me to make a piece of work from it. I’ve started three, which I will post soon.
The drawer and some of its contents. It’s amazing what a small drawer can hold.
I’m hoping to include these photo transfers of Roman landmarks too. They are weird colours as the ink was running out, an effect I liked. I made these about 4 years ago ago after a brief trip to Rome. I need to go again, it’s a great city, and I am loving the Mary Beard progs on TV about ancient Rome.