The skies were overcast with gray fluff of clouds and deep violet blue hues. The spitting snow was brief and intermittent but the winds whipped up a real cold bone chilling thrust against my body when I arrived at the studio. I went to work...and tried to be present in the creation of a silly monkey collage with beautiful green, tropical leaves framing the three baby animals. Tomorrow I plan to frame in the gallery canvas with a zebra stripe to complete the jungle theme. I enjoyed listening to instrumental music as I arranged...cut...glued... and sealed the animals with the Liquitex gel medium. I am looking forward to adding personalities and small details to each main character. I want the baby to have a multitude of stimulation places in this large canvas.
I went after work in search of my embellishments for my Whispers of Desert Flowers exhibit coming up in May in Phoenix. If you are in the area...feel free to come on down and visit me. I studied some interesting processes of creating the desert flowers. I am thinking of making bead embellishments as well as a variety of threads and fibers to create the illusion of blooming textures. As many of you already know and understand...what you think might work often does not please the artist eye. But with each approach I am learning to make small vignettes that could be beautiful in shadow boxes or in a combination collection of images. I also found a "fun" metal suitcase....to organize and store my works as they come alive. I will share when I begin to feel more comfortable with my visions.
the collage of jungle babies is coming together....I need to get some darker greens for the jungle....
I hope you are all warm and safe tonight. I appreciate your loving support and guidance as I continue to work and live with Lupus. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart