For the past few months, a group of textile artists from the San Juans have been doing a round-robin: we each started with an "object", which was then passed to the others in turn, to which we added our own embellishments. Some included a small notebook for participants to impart the what and why on their additions.
After much fussing, creative stretching, and laughter, we "revealed" our treasures in a joyous regathering last month.
My simple little Salish Lady began her life as a gourd with a pottery face. Her resplendent reappearance fills me with delight - hair, hat, beads, shells, stand - I love it all!! She also gained a "pet", and I plan on decorating her sea horse with Zentangle art. Her little notebook is now lovingly Salish appropriate, as well.
Yes, perhaps we are crazy. But in this case, it is definitely a good thing.