Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chaco By The Fire

With Jim's and my time sucked up by continuing and trailing loose-end projects on the house, we've become pretty good at tucking small creative things in while waiting for the contractor to arrive, or paint to dry or deliveries.  My studio is still only that cool refuge downstairs that Jim and I retreat to with a glass of wine in the evenings, to watch the sun go down over the garden.  All my studio furniture and equipment is there in disarray, still waiting to be organized into a functioning space for painting and writing.  However, for the time being, I can put in fifteen minutes here and there with Procreate on my iPad, or macrame a beaded cord on a clipboard for a pendant, etc.

The above is "painted" in Procreate from another photo of a friend's old Maine Coon cat.  The only part of the photo left that I haven't painted over is the center of the cat's face.  And even there I've enhanced it.  The background is a fabrication on my part, the cat just looked like he needed to be by a fireplace.   A regal animal, for sure.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Mom Talks To Bigfoot

Once upon a time, my family was famous for it's great Halloween parties.  The one depicted here was in the late '80s, my girls were teenagers, and one of the decorations was my recently sculpted and fired "skull" we referred to as Bigfoot.  I found this photo in a box a few weeks ago, had forgotten about Bigfoot until it showed up!  I forget now what happened to this guy....