Is it the rock face of the caves or mountains that you just visited?
The leather binding of an old book?
looks like the close-up of an elephant skin...
looks like your hard working hands that created these lovely frozen ladies... or maybe a piece of the moon. xoxo laura
Looks like it may be an old and derelict pond and water cascade as the top photo looks like it has those river pebbles with concrete holding it together. The other photo looks like it may have been formed with some sort of plastic. Lovely textures, nice and tactile
I am thinking that both pictures are of antique book covers made out of leather that is terribly worn and weathered...How many guesses do I get? LOL...I was also thinking that you buried some items in the ground a while back (wasn't that you?)in order to let the earth's natural decay process to have it's affect on aging the pieces you buried...and these could be the pictures of the product of your experiment! Very, very close-up pictures!
Looks like you could be cutting down through layers of leather on an old book cover.Looks interesting, whatever it turns out to be!Love picture puzzles.
Hmm, I've known some very old people with skin that looks like that...Is it a cast of elderly human skin? Or(gulp)-real(horrors)?That would be pretty amazing.Failing that it does look like elephant skin....on a book.
I looked though past posts and thought they would give me some hint as to what the photos were of. My first reaction was the earth--the way it dries after water has been there. But you are a book woman, so, the thought of a very old leather covering of a book... can't wait to find out!
shell and beach sand (maybe paua or abalone)
Can we guess again? Tree bark, with sap oozing out.
Your hands while casting? First pic, before washing, 2nd, after?
microscopic view, that is
if we can guess more than once, my second guess is leftover material from casting something?
Sarah - you've been up north for too long!
another guess, if allowed... it's a frozen charlotte before and after she's washed off...mmm that doesn't explain the texture, does it?
oh duh, it's a close up of your casting of your hand, before and after washing, right?am I getting warm?
I have no flipping idea, but I have to give it a shot...hairless skinned animal...
hmm...lots of rock and cave guesses...I'm going to go with burnt sugar? Caramel or some byproduct of candy making?
the blue mountains?
Looks like some kind of resin to me, and sand. But the cracking has me irritated. Maybe some kind of stone, like opal?
how about bat guano on a rock?
Chocolate Pav ... aka pavlova. Oh dear. I must be in serious carb-deficit. LOL
Looks like a concrete base that an agent like shellac or resin, glue etc was spilled on and cracked and started pulling away from the base as it was drying.
Old leather book cover... that's my guess!
Yep, I was thinking the same thing as Dede...looks like old leather. Is there such a thing as petrified leather (for the first photo)?
ceramic something or other?
ok, I'm going with the leather bookcover close-up
wet clay? (I'm gonna kick myself when I find out what this is, huh?)
a texture you used for your "Of Elephants and Dreams" book?
(slide 10, to be specific)
close up of an elephant before and after shower?
No more guesses Sue, thanks
I'm guessing - tree bark.Hugz......
They are two of the pictures of the steps used to illustrate your process of creating metal charlottes in the recently featured article on the subject. I think these are pictures of (1) pewter waste being poured off after the molding process and also possibly (2) pouring of pewter into the molds. Am I close? Janet
my apologies to the other guessers for being a guess-hog!S
Looks to me like the remains of a mosaic work weatherd by the sands of time and lifted by the elements. (if you were in the states, I would say that it went through a horrendous freeze, thaw cycle and is now complaining loudly) The way it is laid out, resembles the structure of a wing of some sorts. But then, I am prone to seeing things in an odd way and am probably quite mislead.hmm.:o)Tracey
Looks like something spilled on cardboard-like a resin of some sort. It looks familiar-not sure why!
Hi,it look slike sand and rocks and seaweed on a beach somewhere?...love your frozen dolls...they have character even though this is not conferred yet...xx
Some of you are sooooooooo close - might have to extend the prizes a bit - very creative answers.loving this
I just remembered where I have seen something similar-There is an ant poison that crystallized and bubbled up a bit when poured on a scrap of cardboard-one of my grannies used to have it around the house.
piece of leather
Is it what you peeled off your hands after ageing something?
A chocolate brownie!
It looks like reptilian skin to me too, but from what? Maybe a croc?
Ohhhh, these look much like the wave smoothed rocks on the coast here at Monterey, CA. ... couldn't be here, but maybe your coast? (:XO Vicki
painted up cardbord and then cut up.....
whoops, that was cardboard, not cardbord....
I haven't a clue. At first I thought rocks, but the first one looks more like metal between other bits, so I'll go with the cast off bits in the casting process too...although, maybe it is what the outside of the casting material looks like. Is it a before and after shot? Something to to with those dolls I'm sure.
hmmnn bat poo from the Jenolan Caves?
2 days ... and nothing ;(
... could it be a close up of a part of a charlotte before casting???
Volcanic sand???OROld dried and crackled adhesive on carboardLOL cant wait to find out
My guess is dried glue or some sort of acrylic or other similar medium that's dried up and cracked.Whatever it is this is quite fun to guess! Thanks Judy. :)
I'm gonna have to say rock formations inside the Jenolan Caves.
HA. I know...it's liquid nails all dried up...Although I'm busy cracking walnuts at the moment, it could just as easily be a close up of a walnut shell. (or some other kind of nut maybe)
it's the lining of a book, or the inside of an album. something like that.....
I want a silver dolly!!!we are so going to have a real craft day when you come over! I do not have your new email so please write me and tell me what days I will have you and when I need to pick you up! cant wait! hope dad is doing well!
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