Today's piece is a sweet little collage called Acme of Beauty. Sometimes I like to take a break from painting and just assemble a collage from papers. That's how this one came about. I used various papers, modern (these are often scrapbooking papers) and old (pages from books, periodicals, etc.), a little bird, and some found text from a precious copy of FOLIO, an 1875 music periodical printed on very thin paper. I just love the slight irregularities of the old type-setting and fonts.