in my studio i have been working on art journals
i found a pad of tracing paper at the charity shop for 75¢
and have been having fun "layering"
in the kitchen i have been making soups
they are all different, yet the same...
different pastas, beans, veggies...whatever we have.
outside the window there is a fresh dumping of snow, the icy kind this time.
i am reading...a lot!
these are the books on my nightstand
the green book is a gift from a friend...an altered book about friendship...
thank you im girl.
the novel is based on the mysteries and meanings of one of my favorite paintings
primavera by sandro botticelli.
i am thinking about mattisse this week, as i am taking
the on-line work shop with jeanne oliver.
i am enjoying it very much
as she really goes into the history and technique.
the first lesson was to create a sculpture based on one of his paintings.
I decided to use this painting
|odalisque in pants|
because of the simplicity and the intrigue...
the painting was stolen and recovered.
of course i didn't buy the proper clay...this cheap clay has been sitting in a box,
leftover from the days of home schooling.
i am hoping she will look better after some smoothing and paint.
wishing for spring
but not wishing my life away~
it is just too good to rush.