Another no-word journal entry. I grew up with guys in ties and it tickles me no end when I can tweak that fashion statement into something less conventional. This man was part of a church missionary group, think of it!
....and the message is?? Anybodies guess. This started out as a journal page but became obscure for reasons unknown, I also didn't feel like committing to text. So instead of a clear message I have some scibbling vaguely resembling writing. I'm also working on a stitched piece but it's not done yet.
.....and then, not looking and letting the hand do what it thinks. Is that muscle intelligence? This stark self-portrait was done by not looking at the paper about 50% of the time. It certainly couldn't be called flattering but the results take on strength, if not beauty. I've been working more in my journal and playing around on 11x8.5" papers. They may or may not be going somewhere but I'll post them here.
#8. They got better. Here's a challenge: find the cat. Now that these are done, I've got the month of June to cogitate on larger pieces. That and work in the journal. With shows and such I haven't done much of that lately. But it will be here soon.....
Seth Apter's blog is still running strong (along with sales of his book, no doubt) and he is kind enough to feature my response to a still-life theme this Sunday, along with others. Google Altered Page.
Poppies in the backyard are full of surprises.....the top shot is from seed sent to me by a friend in WA, but hers were fringed the first couple of years, this is not. The bottom shot is a totally different color, but fringed. Hmmmmmm......some sneaky business going on in the back yard! Occasionally I get a double but always forget to plant the seed I save. No problem, these guys just keep surprising me!
The yard is in full bloom and the poppies must like the added warmth because they are a riot of color! All are from seed that are dead-headed through the year and come up the next. Even the the wild grasses at the bottom are volunteers. Last year they jumped the driveway because it's sunnier over there, it tickles me to think about plants scanning sunny spots and "deciding" to move to a better locale!