"Winter" - fourth in a series of four, acrylic on aquabord, 6" x 6". Ready to frame, or can be leaned on a shelf. Available on etsy.
When he said, "Come in!"
With that sickening grin,
How could I know what was in store?
Once his teeth were bared,
Though, I really got scared-
From "I Know Things Now", Into the Woods
This is the final piece in the seasons series, and now we've come full circle to winter in the woods. It is my favorite time for hiking - especially after a heavy snow when sounds are muffled except for the crunch of boots breaking though snow. Except here in Florida, where woods are scarce and snow, well, we use sand instead. :)
I am beginning a new book today, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking This was one of two recommended by Stan Kurth during the workshop this week. It seemed the perfect read for the angst and upset of endings and new beginnings, and a way to move past today's giants. It's a small book, but filled with juicy bits. Here's one that made me smile: Art is made by ordinary people. Creatures having only virtues can hardly be imagined making art. It's difficult to imagine the Virgin Mary painting landscapes. Or Batman throwing pots.
Oh my! I got the giggles imagining the caped crusader at the pottery wheel. The author goes on to praise our flaws as sources of strength (oh YAY! I am the world's strongest woman!) and suggests that art is about overcoming things. Like our journey into the woods, where we encounter our own fears in the form of giants and defeat them. I already love this book.
I will be journeying to the frosty north (well, Charlotte, NC) next weekend for the #100LoveNotes opening gala and to teach a workshop for ordinary people. If you want to come out and play with me, give me a shout! Workshop runs Friday and Saturday. Sign up here.
Today's "Pay What You Can" piece is "Coyote Magic", mixed media on paper, 18 x 22 (framed dimensions). This piece is professionally matted and framed. Shipping is anticipated to be around $35..
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with how much (or how little) you'd like to pay for this cutie (shipping will be added). The winner will be selected at random and notified via email in 24 hours.