I began by taking two different book pages from the same Geography book (copyrighted 1974) I used in "The Americans," and turned the pictures into tape transfers. I used the other page of the map of Russia I used in "The Americans" spread for the background. I glued the entire piece over a page in my PDR (Physician's Desk Reference), the book I'm using to alter my 7 Continents.
: from drying pelts in the Arctic Circle to harvesting cotton in the south.I used a stencil to write the words.
I admit, I hurried the tape transfers, and they are not as clean as they could be. But the beauty of the tape transfer is the fact it is seldom perfect.
Both tape transfers show examples of the Slavic language, and quite difficult for most Americans to comprehend. Not only are we not used to the pronunciations, we are also not used to the Cyrillic alphabet.
I cut "pelts" from old leather circles a friend gave me years ago and adhered them to the bottom of the top tape transfer. The top transfer shows bear and fox pelts being hung to dry.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are feeling better than Bleubeard and I are.