Someone I know is going away to a place that has open air bazaars and marketplaces. She asked me what I wanted her to bring back for me. At that point there was a hesitation in the conversation and then she said 'anything with texture, huh?'. Oh yeah. In some ways she doesn't know me at all but in others she knows me very well.
The piece above started with a base of painted thick interfacing with added gold foiling and pigments. the final touches are painted and tea stained cheesecloth and a heart made from painted dryer sheets.