Gone were the knife, fork and spoon. Concentric circles in black, white and gray were put over the entire piece, either painted or with loosely attached paper, apparently cut from past art projects.
The character of the work had changed a lot, and my carefully executed collage had gotten a lot more slapdash.
I think the graphic quality of the concentric circles, especially the outer rings on top of the solid colors, is quite attractive and an improvement over the original open areas. And I like the cutout arcs, especially those taken from watercolor compositions and lettered on vellum.
But I wish I could have my knife, fork and spoon back. They could be very happy in another piece of work.
I make abstract art -- usually with a needle but sometimes with a pen, brush or camera, scissors and glue, pliers and wirecutters, whatever is there. I have a husband, two sons, seven sewing machines, a big messy studio and lots of other people's art. Life is good!