Welcome to Elsa's gallery! Simply click on the item that you are interested in below to see an enlarged picture and information.
I'm very happy to be in this gallery. Thanks for visiting! I live near New York City and work as a memoir coach and personal historian. On the personal side, I'm happily married to my husband, Bob, and am the grandmother of three little girls.
I love papier mache because it's easy and inexpensive to make, fun to shape (if you like squishy), lightweight when dry and receptive to paint. Plus, it has a mind of its own, which I love. I worked with it years ago, then went on to clay. It's been a long time since I'd done either, but a recent trip to Mexico, my home country, touched a nerve. I started painting on wood but soon found myself up to my ears in pulp, which I find freer and more satisfying. I've been at it 10 months and am enjoying the learning curve.
I want to thank Jackie for hosting this fabulous site and Russ for helping me set up this gallery.
Please feel free to email me and comment on these early efforts