I have an exhibit in November but because I have photos of my work due mid-September, I have been very busy making art. The summer has been busy. My husband and puppies have been pretty much ignored while I prepared. I did have a visit with my daughter, my website guru (her husband) and my two adorable grandchildren--it was absolutely wonderful. The conversations I have with my granddaughter are priceless and oh so "deep." My goodness, how did I live without grandkids. I miss my "distant" grand boys but hope to visit soon. My husband visited the boys and I was very envious when he discussed their activities and how much they have grown. I really feel like I'm missing so much.
As I mentioned before, I attended a WABI SABI workshop taught by Donna Watson at a beautiful venue--The Mendocino Art Center. She suggested that I have cohesive/related works for the exhibit so I decided to paper paint birds. It required much for time than I had expected, but I am very pleased with the results. I will add to the exhibition in a few "free form" pieces--more imagination than realism.
My favorite creations are creating new lives for those photographed in my antique cabinet photos.
Google Sketchbook Project (I suppose I should share the link, but do not know how.) I think you will enjoy them. The images are usually very formal and a bit stiff. In the Victorian period parents often took photographs of their deceased children, and although a bit strange by today's standards, it might be the only visible memory they had of their children. Remember, they lost many more children than we do now. I give these photos new and imaginary lives. Thereby they live on.
This is one of my exhibition pieces. Hope you enjoy it. It is titled "Lay Lillie Lay." Lillie is my imaginary hen that celebrates each day by laying a different colored egg.