Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Not withstanding the odd correlation of Love and a martyred saint, it's still fun to have a Hallmark Card day to celebrate love. Love is a good thing indeed.
|Rami Heart Frida|
Had to take a moment and join the crowd
|Bernie at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center|
Friday, January 15, 2021
Ok. I couldn't resist the title - and why should I?? But we do have crows and octopi. These are my last collages [except for cards] of 2020. Not particularly end-of-year significant, but just a bit.
Crows are my totem, an energy that brings me to closer connection with the 'other' in the world, to more than you can see, to sensing awareness, the interconnection of things.
I find that Crows often emerge in my work when I am feeling overwhelmed, in over my head, too much to bear and they bring with them a integrating effect. Some collages carry a specific story, others do not.
Two Crows stands as a symbol of Crow energy. She carries symbols, some personal to me, others not. She stands tall and strong.
Crows Don't Fly At Night emerged from a dream message. I was lying awake in the middle of the night, thinking about things I needed to do, manage, handle. I heard the message 'Crows don't fly at night', which I took as a reminder that I couldn't actually take any action in the middle of the night about the things I was ruminating over; to let it go, no flying at night.
|Crows Don't Fly At Night|
Some time ago my son had an affection for Octopi and I began using them in cards and collages for him, but along the way, I adopted Octopi as my own totem. They are smart, clever, strong animals who adapt to their environment in amazing ways. And I like to see them in settings where they are incongruous.
Retro Octo Girls is just a fun, optimistic collage. It began as 'anonymous content' collage - no specific theme - when I found the Retro woman on the left. Other elements caught my eye and then Ocotpi became the cohesive element.
|Retro Octo Girls|