"Time for an Updo" - mixed media on paper 19" x 15". Available here and at ArtFinder.
"Where in the world has her mind gone?" you may be wondering...as I continue to explore oddities and quirks as they appear in the paint. This piece is still whispering secrets to me - the first of which is: I need a hairdo bird to fix my hair, since reaching over my head is a no-no. Where can I get one of those?
Another paint-over, this piece has a gazillion layers of paint underneath. Which allows me to leave some under layers peeking through, and to scratch through the top layers and uncover what is below. The timing of the scratching is important...while the paint is still a bit damp, but not super wet.
Maybe it's the same way with humans...easier to excavate what's underneath our thoughts and feelings when they
I lost a friend this week. She was young (44) and absolutely stunning - inside and out. A gentle spirit, a creative powerhouse and also deeply wounded and suffering. She took her own life. I am crying a lot over every little thing. So now is not the time to excavate my feelings on this. But in a day, or a week, or next month I'll be able to make words around this topic without dissolving into a puddle.
In the meanwhile, let's all give the person near us a big ol' hug, and give yourself a hug from me. :)