Saturday, January 10, 2015

Wildhaired Winged Woman

I've just finished tweaking this piece.  I tend to overwork my art pieces, but I like to hang unfinished ones in my kitchen, where I can study them from time to time and change what needs changing. 
She started right around Christmas, and I wanted to give her some wild hair.  And wings.  She started abstract, and I fiddled with her until I almost lost that abstract quality.  I like her.  Here is step one:
And after quite a lot of facial surgery, highlights, and implants, she morphed into this:
My dad's doctor saw me working on her yesterday and asked if she was from The Wizard of Oz.  Is she scary?

Saturday, January 3, 2015


I got a new camera for Christmas.  It will take quite some time to learn how to use it well.  It's complicated.  I love taking photos.  I love noticing the beauty around us everywhere.  I have a folder on my desktop full of inspirational images I've collected.  Someday, they want to be made into art quilts.  I would like to take a year off from my usual life, and work on them.  I need a sponsor miracle!!!

Looking back over these photos, I realize that each of them is a miracle.  Thank you God.