1) as in sewing - a fine fibre and
2) as in a book - its story or the way it develops , one part connecting to the other .
Materials : gel print paper, tea bags, coloured paper.
Techniques: gel plate printing, mark making with acrylic inks, machine and hand stitching.
The stamp was on a tea bag, and is from an unknown source,
While I was creating these, I was thinking of other ways to interpret this theme, and I just couldn't stop remembering one of my favourite TV shows.... how would you have interpreted NUMBERS?
Happy New Year - today is full of hope for a healthier, happier, more settled and more stable times.
Today, we have had a grey day most unfitting for heralding a new beginning, but this afternoon, the skies are beginning to clear, just giving us a glimpse of better days ahead.
Did you know 1 January wasn't always the beginning of the year ? The first time New Year's Day was 1 January was 45 BC , based on solar calculations instead of lunar cycles.
As the Roman Calendar needed reform, Julius Caesar enlisted the experitse of an Alexandrian astronomer, Sosigenes, who advised ignoring the lunar cycle and recommended following the solar year, as did the Egyptians. The year was calculated to be 365 and 1/4 days, and Caesar added 67 days to 46 B.C., making 45 B.C. begin on January 1, rather than in March. He also decreed that every four years a day be added to February, thus theoretically keeping his calendar from falling out of step. Even so, a slight miscalculation meant that by the middle ages, an 11-minute-a-year error added seven days by the year 1000, and 10 days by the mid-15th century.