Friday, August 19, 2011

Inklings Gone Wild

Pillow Case Skirt with Cat
Hey! I'm still here having creative inklings like crazy.  It's just I've been doing the documenting at Project Minima.  You know, since it's about that stuff.  

And I've been so single-focused, working on it everyday as much as I can - which is a lot!  Matter of fact, I'm just taking a break right now... 

So take a look when you have a chance!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Book of Symbols, Day 66: Peach

Day 66: Peach, gouache, 6x8 in., Otto

In appearance and in taste, the peach suggests a juicy abundance that is both natural and sacred.  Blossoming in early spring, the peach tree is a sure sign of nature's regeneration...It is reputed that when a soul eats of the sacred peach tree, it will enjoy three millennia of good health.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Book of Symbols, Day 65: Apple

Day 65: Apple, gouache, 6x8 in., Otto

A botanical relative of the rose, the apple goes back to the earliest phases of human settlement; its present size and sweetness results from long domestication of its small, sour served as a common love gift in ancient Greece, where the apple was imagined as an attribute of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Tree of My Life, Currently

Palm Tree Construction, found objects, 9x6x5 in., Otto 

Yes, silly me as a tree from the Archetypal Stages of the Great Round of Mandala workshop I'm facilitating.  We're on Stage 7 Squaring the Circle or Owning the Light and one of the focus points was a tree as self image.

It seemed to tie together all the projects I'm involved with:  the mandala group, the symbol a day, and all the fabric and sewing of clothes.  Of course, I didn't realize that at the time of creating it - I was just going with my inklings.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Book of Symbols, Day 64: Thistle

Day 64: Thistle, gouache, 6x8 in., Otto

Evoking one who is barbed but has a soft heart, the thistle's prickliness is associated with self-protection, impenetrability, austerity and resilience...Nevertheless, the thistle also conveys love that endures suffering and labor that endures hardship.