My teacher liked this one. So do I. I built up the wax thicker than in the preceeding weeks and attempted to highlight the properties of opaque vs. transparent and in-focus vs. out-of-focus. I restrained myself from letting too much color distract from the issues I wanted to highlight. It is the properties of the wax itself that I find compelling. Jef said that the shapes appear to be bouncing across the image area; some in front, some behind. I think my smile lasted the entire long drive home.
My latest journal page - a perfect reflection of the tumble jumble state of my mind. Life is good. Life is so sweet. Life makes no sense.
I made contact yesterday with a woman I went to college with back in the 60's. She had seen the article in Cloth Paper Scissors and e-mailed me. Oh Emmie, hearing your voice, sounding exactly the same, brought me a warm gladness you cannot believe. (You would not believe some of the things this woman and I did together! If she sends me that picture of myself in a bikini I'll share it here. I'll certainly never look that good again.) I have thought of her so often in the intervening years. How good it is to reconnect with loved ones we thought were lost. I'm changed by it, by knowing I have her back again.
I almost forgot - that I started an etsy store as a little experiment. I'll put a few things up from time to time.
And gosh, I can't shut up until I tell you how beautiful Michael's book is. If you have it you already know but if you don't let me share with you that if you read it in the evening like I do it's like he's telling you thrilling bedtime stories from ancient times. You will fall asleep with the mythological gods and goddesses cavorting in your dreams and wake up with beautiful lines from Shakespeare rattling around in your head all day. He describes what it is to think art in a way I don't think anyone else has done before. It is really wonderful, generous and good. Word.
Be well. Thanks for visiting.