“Day of the Dead”….remembering those we love.
side view of shrine
A leaf drawn, colored and glittered by one of my daughters.
A pumpkin my daughter carved.
a quick little painting called Bloomsbury egg
the colors are not perfectly solid but there were many layers of paint put on.
my goal was not perfection, just getting the idea on canvas.
i love the shape of an egg. it is so perfect and there is so much symbology behind it.
my first Madonna painting was that of Mary holding an egg.
someday i will share it but, for now it is in storage.
i found this site that was interesting:
working the idea into a small cloth
Bloomsbury egg cloth in progrss
The black fish….after i stamped the fish i thought this is too boring. There is always a unique one in the crowd which brought me to the thought that since i can remember as much as i have wanted to be like the “crowd” somehow even by virtue of doing nothing i never fit the mold. That is ok with me. I feel i am like the tortise in the story of the tortise and hare. I may be slow..but it is my journey……
fish party….whoops! i see a spot i missed on the tail.
this is suppose to represent wavy sand or dirt….
Yeah! the finished cloth…the fish gate.
playing with the potato stamp on a piece of fabric and deciding how i wanted the fish to look on my little cloth.
the stamping is not perfect but, i am not striving to make “clean” lines. just playing with it.
I stamped the fish around the cloth to appear like an arch above the fish gate.
I wanted to put fish around the fish gate piece and originally i thought about embroidering them. I changed my mind when i saw an old potato in the refrigerator…i decided to carve a fish stamp and stamp the fabric.
testing the different colors of paint on a scrap of fabric