Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Glorious Fall

I welcome the Fall with a heart full of gladness. It's my favorite time of the year, perhaps because I was born in early November. (And I am a double Scorpio, if that has anything to do with it.) When the Fall comes, my energy gets stronger, colors seem more intense, I have creative bursts. But I have to be a bit careful or I burn out quickly. One thing I love about the Fall is the transformation of the landscape from Summer to Autumn and all the changes in the trees and grasses. I love the many hues of yellow, red, orange and purple (yes purple) that slowly appear, until the world is ablaze in color. That is the inspiration for my latest colored pencil drawing, "Glorious Fall." I hope you like it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Precious Bunny

I belong to a group on Etsy called the ACEO Group (for definition of ACEO, see earlier article). Every month there is a challenge put out by a member, sometimes there are several challenges issued. There is no deadline on when a person can submit an image, so, for example, someone may submit in October a challenge that was given in August. One recent challenge tugged at my heartstrings. It was "Favorite Toy." When I was a little girl I had a small bunny. It was just flat, stuffed a bit, but not three-dimensional the way bunnies are today. And I adored it. I carried it with me everywhere. I have a vivid memory of my mother bringing my bunny to me in the hospital, and how, once I had it, I felt safer, and better too. This ACEO is an homage to my bunny. It is a collage made up of rice paper, fabric, stampings and newspaper. I hope you like my humble little bunny.

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