"Queen Ingrid" - mixed media on aquabord, 16" x 20". SOLD.
Never wear mauve at a ball...
Or open your mouth...
From the song "First Midnight", Into the Woods
Meet Queen Ingrid, who was banished from her kingdom to the land of Textile with Tim Gunn. She is one of the characters created in a collaborative story-telling demonstration earlier this week, and she has stolen my heart. :) The village women named her and told me her story as she was emerging from the board. Magical!
So now we have a journey into the woods where queens are banished to Project Runway episodes. I believe she was banished for daring to dress however she darn well pleased, and likely she is quite happy to hang out with Tim and play with fabric instead of handling the adminstrative duties of the realm. I think part of our forest adventure has got to be to come closer to who we are inside, bring that girl to the outside and then let her shine brightly even when we return to civilization (well, if we ever return. I am quite happy here in the woods).
Ingrid was adopted by one of the most charming ladies in the village, someone with a twinkle in her eye and a kind word for everyone. Thank you, sweet collector!
Yesterday, I was thrilled to have tea with a new friend, artist Lynda Sauls. And a kind of nudge nudge wink wink from the universe, I learned she is also a person who ventures into the woods, with a studio space in an untamed part of Florida, nestled in the Wild Flamingo nursery. Read about her journey here. And take a peek at her incredible artwork here.
Now then, it's time to get back into the studio. There is a delightful girl in the forest clamoring to be painted. :)
Jen Walls and her imaJENation