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on 11 November 2017
I bought this book a couple of years ago when exploring the ideas of wabi-sabi and have just re-visited it. Serena's opening premise of " finding inspiration and beauty in the ordinary" is good but I am afraid that, for me, the materials she chose to use were far from the ordinary or simple things I have regularly in my art box or home. I do not have several shades of re- inkers, rubbing alcohol, cold wax medium, Micaecious Iron Oxide acrylic paint, etc etc. There are some simple items along with the acrylic paints, gel medium, glaze medium and so on such as paper towels, tissues paper, coffee granules and some of the finished work looked interesting but I fancy the book will return to the bottom of the pile.