"Janine" - mixed media on reclaimed wood, 33" x 5". Inquiries. Available at the Olive Stack Gallery.
The wood! The wood! The grooves in this piece make my heart sing! Gold gesso inside the grooves and as the underpainting give everything a luminescence perfect for the holidays. I love this cherubic sweetheart. Many thanks to "Bridget" for all these yummy hunks of wood!
There were big happenings in Listowel this week, with an 80th birthday party that was out of this world! Here's a peek:
I don't ever go to parties alone. Walking into this one by myself was another first (when in Ireland, wear your big girl pants). But here's where things become truly magical...within ten minutes, seeing faces I knew from my last trip here, receiving welcomes and hugs and smiles - I realized I knew more people in that room than I knew in my own neighborhood at home. It might have been Carol's birthday, but the greatest gift was surely mine. Her invitation (spur of the moment, generous and welcoming) allowed me to count the blessings I've received as result of this residency in each of the familiar faces and smiles.