I've been playing around with arranging things on the background I've made for my commissioned piece. The gothic arch will be a wooden piece made for me by my uncle who is a fine woods craftsman. Nice to have him in the family! The dyed cheesecloth (scrim) I'm going to stiffen somehow and drape around the picture of the angel head. This is nowhere near done, and this is only the first of three panels, but the process has been interesting.
I've already titled this piece "Through Open Doors" because I seem to be using a lot of door images and I like the idea of doors opening onto a future of new possibilities. Words are important to the woman I'm making this piece for, so I've hunted up quotes about doors from various sources. Below is a fragment of an Emily Dickenson quote, "Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." I thought it was fitting. This is printed on ExtravOrganza. I love the way the words look as if they're printed directly on the background. The effect is exactly what I hoped for.