I love it when I get on this creative roll! On Thursday I finished 5 pieces, yesterday two more, and I hope to spend all afternoon in the studio again today. The times of "flow" or "the zone" are just the closest to heaven on earth that there is! The world and worries all vanish and I tunnel-vision into the 3-5 pieces I am working on, and nothing else exists.
"Omaha" is another new piece that came out this week. Like most, it is rather detailed and maybe not that easy to see. There is a detail shot below.
I rather like the break away from working just inside a box, and enjoy the complexity of the multiple containers stacked on top of one another. So, you may see more of these.
The photo on silk is my mother at a young age, a photo I especially like of her. She appears to be standing in front of a greenhouse, in her very best dress...perhaps Easter or her confirmation or something. But even though the photo was marked as her being 11, she definitely has the air of someone more mature than that age.
One of the fun parts of the piece is the octagonal piece near the top, another bins find. It has what looks like hand-printed lettering on it, disconnected just enough so you cannot know what it is saying, but with phrases that are evocative as if we were reading pieces of a torn up letter full of personal details. The old tiny box of matches below my mother created the name for the piece as they are from a business in Omaha.
OH, and I did mention a new giveaway, did I not? I've decided to do one a month! Say, why not? I have sooo much stuff. Some may not be pieces of art, but may be bits and pieces you might like to use in your art (like game pieces, ephemera, and who-knows-what), so if you don't do found object art, some of these drawings may not appeal, but again, each time you post a comment, your name goes in the hat, so to speak. This drawing will end at the end of the month again. Makes it easy for me to keep track of!