Sunday, June 19, 2011

Time-Sinking Four-Dollar Pot

A self-designed and prescribed OT project: imitation gold- and aluminum-leaf styleSampler, on a Story Pot.
(*catalogNotes: Prop[ertie]s Workshop Kit.)


Panel I: reptilianBitch organizesMuck, & stepsOut.

Panel II: spiritGuides, Bird & Dog, follow starMap.

Panel III: stealthedMujahideen rides Horse, while she wields the.sword.of.Muhammed (PBUH).

Panel IV: innerHarbor sea.lionGhost hunts sailingMen, to line lair on the riverStyx.


  1. Substrate:

    1) ~$4, plastic deckPlanter, aka 'pot' (from Family Dollar);
    2) ~$6, Krylon bonds-to-plastic sprayPaint (I used RED on the storyPot styleSampler above).

  2. egoExtenders (i.e., 'tools') ~$15
    1) brushes to apply water-based size;
    2) large soft brush to remove excess metal foil.

  3. studioProphylactics: ~$3
    1) plastic tablecloth to collect excess metal foil;
    2) box for storing excess metal foil;
    3) box for storing materials.

  4. imageApplication: ~$10, gold leaf size (i.e., adhesive).
    [TIP: The size dries clear, so I added powdered dye, in order to see the image on the opaque substrate as I painted.]

  5. surfaceTransformation: ~$14 per package of metal foil flakes and sheets.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Panel IV of Story Pot

Tamise metal leaf flakes, ready to burnish.

[See gilding terms from]

Friday, June 17, 2011

Table with a View

Lunch on theHill.

Location Scouting

Sophie responds to the command, 'table'. Good agility model.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Haze and High Water

The San Juan swells its banks, while smoke, from Arizona wildfires, obscures mountains to the south.

See camera location on a Google map.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Self-Portrait of a Ghost Whisperer

Lichtenstein inspired.

See camera location on a Google map.

After Fort Lewis, Colorado, was officially abandoned in 1891, all identifiable military personnel were transferred from its cemetery to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1889, James H. Voorhees was buried in the cemetery -- to be called the Pagosa Springs Cemetery, after the transfer of military remains was made. The Pagosa Springs Cemetery is at South 10th and Navajo Streets.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Dirty Dog Drying

Warm weather ecstasy.

Streaming Sheltie

Sophie retrieves, from the San Juan River.