Well, the girls are from before Christmas. They still need a name. It's encaustic/collage. I feel like it's cheating in a way because it's one of my drawings that I printed on tissue to make it sheer, then encased it in clear encaustic along with a rusted safety pin.
The red one is called "Box Car". Encaustic/assemblage. The detail shot is on it's side. Oooops.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love the silence the snow creates at night. There is nothing like it...and again I have to curse the cold! Tonight, as I stood under that incredible, clear and open sky, it brought back memories of nights spent under similar skies with my brother. He would point out the constellations to me, explaining their formation and exact placement. He would tell me their history and the fables that surrounded them. And I would listen and soak it all up and tell him that I could see them clearly in the night sky...and I never could find any of them. Still can't! Just the Big Dipper! And so...
Blue Oblivion Orion stands Each night Exactly where he should And still the sister Searches
Sunday I was able to go to the life drawing session that I used to go to before I started working. What a joy!!! Not sure if I got any decent drawings. It was the doing that was the joy! I'll be going back.
Last night I was "not babysitting" for my grandson. (See, I "DON'T BABYSIT!!!SO DON"T ASK!" But when your daughter needs someone to watch her son so she can get her masters degree and then a better job, what can you say? So that's what I do on Tuesday nights, I don't babysit for a couple of hours.) Anyway, as the evening wore on and T (who is about 1 1/2) got a little tired, he would occasionally stop playing and say, in a sad little voice with a tear in his eye,"Mama woowk?", then he would cry a little and I would hold him till he felt better. I'll be going back there too.
This was book club night. We read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and then watched the movie tonight. The discussion was great, the food and wine and champagne (of course!) was lovely. But best of all are the women and the connections and the sharing and the laughing. There is nothing like it! I'll definitely be going back.
Then there was the full moon the night before last. The air was clear and almost spring-like. The sky was a beautiful navy blue with gray chiffon clouds drifting with the breeze. I wanted to sleep under this blanket. I was mesmerized. I hope to go back.