Faving the incomplete things is totally cool, I think we all try to have them be an artistic statement at every stage. It's a statement that's open to continuation, elaboration, etc., so it can go on. Uh... if that sounds a little pretentious... that's just the way it is
I made myself a cup of tea, and when the bag had finished steeping I took it out of the tea and swabbed the tea bag - very warm - gently over the canvas board. I left it flat for a while, then stood it up - some paper below it - and excess tea drained off. It works really well. You can make it lighter or darker by how many passes of the bag you make, how much tea you leave on the board.
Thanks very much. It's good to get the positive feedback on a piece like this - it did feel right, but a part of my mind was saying "What are you doing?" It wasn't even the Committee talking - it was genuinely puzzled!
Hard to believe the Committee would take a back seat to the Puzzlers! But I think that signifies progress. When I have a puzzling moment, the Committee rushes right in. The committee members abhor a vacuum, as you know.