I have been thinking the last few weeks of how much in my art is stitched, wrapped or tied.
And I've been making a lot of art, and somehow while I've been deep in my own world winter has come.
encaustic collage and assemblage
6 inches by 6 inches on wood panel
"Carrying the Light"
encaustic painting and collage
6 inches by 6 inches cradle board
"somewhere is the journey"
encaustic painting and book art
4 inches by 4 inches cradle board
And I thought it would be fun to bundle and tie things together, and to photograph them on different surfaces, and then to challenge you to do the same.
For me, looking at my treasures and my world in a different perspective is always so refreshing.
And through the eye of my camera new textures are born.
New details are revealed.
Through the eyes of my camera even a piece of twine can be beautiful.
Stones and beads, shells and leaves and pine needles.
My challenge to you is to create your own post of things that are stitched, wrapped, tied or bundled, comment here and email me the link and I will post the link here on my blog.
And as the snow pours down today, on this birthday of my daughter, I imagine wrapping my arms around her. I remember how when she was little how I would bundle her up into her pink snow suit, and her flash of red hair would dart this way and that across the snowy lawn.
Mothers and fathers bundle their children up every winter, kiss their cold cheeks, pull up their mittens.
This is a sad day for America. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost their beautiful children or loved ones yesterday. And to all of the lives that will be forever changed.