Normally winter is my time to be creative. My life’s path took me on some unexpected twists and turns this fall and winter, which made it impossible for me to get into my creative space. As I’m sure all creative people can attest, sometimes the muse goes away for a time. I used to fret, believing she might never return; but in her own time, she always does. She unexpectedly re-emerged a couple of weeks ago, and took me, as she always does, in a new direction. These are a few new pieces I have completed. This series is old and new. It is a mixed media combination of my abstract photos of last year, coupled with the glass painting of the prior year. While sorting things at my mother’s house, I came across a container of unused glass slides, which have and will make their way into many of these pieces. I have never worked in a square format before, which I am really enjoying, having been inspired by my artist friend, Tom Nihan’s work. All pieces are 8×8 multi-layered photos and glass paintings, and are whimsical and fun – just what I need now. In addition to brushes, I am using rubber ducks and ear plugs to paint with. Yes Paul, RD was instrumental in getting me going, although she has gotten a little messy with paint all over her bottom.
You can see some of my new work at the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society Friday, April 11 from 6 till 9pm Opening, Saturday, April 12 2pm till 8pm and Sunday, April 13 Noon till 4pm. More details coming soon.