I'm trying to figure out why I love altering tins so much. I'm at the point that my fingers tingle when I see one and I immediately head for the gesso to prepare it for altering. I love the process of layering and building up the images one atop the other. I adore the fact that the piece has depth and that 3-D objects can be added. Perhaps I should stop analyzing and just "do". A big thank you to dear Diane from Mixed Media Monday who allowed me to be host this week with the theme of "Time". This tin is on its way to a very dear friend of mine. I wanted to capture the passing of time, how quickly it passes and how often we wish it would just slow down and allow us to catch our breaths.