I have been working on a submission for the Art and Soul show (fundraiser for the Art Student League of Denver). This year's theme is "Soul Struck"; yikes. Once again I swirled around for a few weeks thinking of the great, large mixed media painting I might undertake, then had a good look in the mirror and said "that is not really me" , so I went back to my core and remembered to play for a bit as if what I was creating did not "matter" (meaning I tried to just have fun and let the creative energy rip, rather than produce a specific piece for a show whose theme was a bit intimidating). Viola! I landed on a book, 11 1/2 x 7 inches, folded from a single sheet. I used spray inks - and I also sprayed coffee (no kidding! and it does not smell!). Lots of other media too, but one of the best additions came from my friend Carol Waughhttp://www.carolannwaugh.com/ who sewed up the edges for me. I am submitting this piece, no idea if it will hold it's own against all the large, gorgeous paintings that will be entered, but no regrets on the fun I had putting this together!