I think I need to write this post before deciding what to name it. I was reworking a larger piece today that has never felt finished or “right”. It already had a somewhat textured surface that I had created using tracing paper. I decided to cover it with gesso, but first to add some geometrics that would provide an interesting underlayer. I cut rectangular pieces of newspaper and applied them to the surface. Once they had dried somewhat I added a thin layer of gesso. I remembered texturing gesso on one of my miniatures, so I grabbed some wax paper (my favorite tool), crumpled it, and twisted it across the surface leaving a beautiful design. For today’s miniature, I used the same technique with the gesso. I applied it and then textured it. I went one step further and took an old plastic circle, from an empty tape dispenser, and used it to make lots of circles in the still damp gesso. I had planned to go further and add watercolor, but somehow I liked the monochromatic design on the gesso. So I decided to leave it as is. Naming has been the hard part. I makes me think of bubbles or maybe hub caps! I can’t decide. I’ll upload the image and then decide how to name the post. Okay, got it – Hub Cap Heaven. If you have better suggestions I’d love to hear them!