Papier mache' collage, acrylic, measures 14" x 18". Did you ever make a mask by inserting straws up your nose and then allowing an artist to wrap your face in wet plaster? I was okay with the process until it began to dry and then I remember feeling a little creepy and antsy but it worked out with some strong self talk. When the mask was off me and dry, I used it as a form for papier mache' masks like this one. I added a headdress above the face and collaged sky and dream images. I was trying to capture the ever moving images in sleep. This piece is a couple years old but I thought I'd share. click to enlarge.
We are home now and very well rested. Our room was lovely, restaurants great and our patio had a spa fed by deep spring waters. We had perfume packets to put in the water to cut the slight egg scent of the water but beyond that the water was so warm and relaxing. It was around 85 most days, perfect for swimming and visiting wineries. I brought my camera but left the "card" in the computer at home. My camera is an old digital model so finding a card was close to impossible. I instead bought a throw away camera and Pablo is taking it to the drug store for developing. It was difficult taking a photo and not seeing the results instantly! We changed our mind about driving home along the coast and drove home on #101 and stopped at sleepy San Juan Bautista (another mission town...this mission was used in the filming of "Vertigo"). We had a great Mexican lunch in a beautiful garden....a perfect ending to our vacation.
I'm unpacked and the washer is on it's first load...the suitcases are put away....it's all a sweet memory!