Saturday, December 29, 2007

Blackbirds and a black cat

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday, whatever it is that you celebrate. How about celebrating that the days are getting longer again! Have you come up with resolutions for the New Year? My number one is to enjoy each and every day to the fullest. Isn't that hard sometimes? You really have to pay attention too.

Here is a recent piece. I have been using a pouring method to make multicolored sheets of paper. The pours are random. But, like inkblots, imaginations turns them into something!

Here is the sheet after it has dried. Do you see the blackbirds? Immediately the song by the Beatles, "Blackbirds" came into my head. This song has long struck me as an anthem to people who need to break free from whatever has brought them down.

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
take these broken wings and learn to fly.
All your life, you were only waiting for this moment to arise"

I love sewing, and sewing on paper is interesting. You can't not use a hole you've made, so make holes carefully. My teacher, Trish, says that I should do more of this. It's amazing how much stuff there is in the sheets of paper I've been making. Dear reader, you will no doubt be seeing more of these...

Salem trying to sleep in the basket on my worktable. He is so sweet, often purring gently while I work. Sometimes I'll look up at him, and one eye is just barely open, watching me work. It's good to have a friend, especially one who loves all that I do...

1 comment:

The Tattered Rose said...

Your paper is lovely and your kitty makes me miss my own dear departed. I think you may inspire me to make some paper of my own. Hope you had a happy holiday.
Cheers, Trish G.