Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Cleaning..........


 
As always, the  season of spring brings me to thoughts of rebirth, home, family, and flight. My sweet little bird in this project has a colorful history.  For those who have been following this blog for a while, the first completion of this bird resulted in my Mugsy Moo puppy biting its head off.  I then created another head for him with paper clay and had just finished it when my art studio burned down.  While digging through the rubbish, I found little bird charred and scarred but not completely destroyed.  He has now been reconstructed for the second time and I believe he has found his final home complete with mailbox :)  Everyone needs a little fun and whimsy in their lives..............

Friday, April 15, 2011

Day of the Dead Fairies!!





Doesn't Spring just bring out the whimsy in everyone?!  I love these fanciful characters!

Monday, April 11, 2011

To Fly or Not To Fly...is that the question?



Here I am approaching Spring and once more my art tends towards birds and eggs.  New birth, new life.  

I am in the process of figuring out what my new life is going to look like. My early retirement is supposed to be about new beginnings. I periodically think about returning to teaching but wonder if that's my way of playing it safe.  I like working on my art but realize that I need to do more to round out my life.  I need to take classes or volunteer somewhere.  After all, art is a reflection of the way an artist sees the world around her/him. The walls of my home are becoming a little too confining.  So, the question remains,  to fly or not to fly?
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