Saturday, February 7, 2015
... of a Miwok Indian reservation, the American River, "Gold Country", the Sierras, hilly country sides dotted here & there with rambling vineyards, tall pines, redwoods, scrub oaks and apple orchards. Lately, I have been so drawn to native American Indian designs, especially if it's campy ala vintage summer camp. (BTW I am a proud daughter of a Potawatomi Indian. ) I started a board on Pinterest called Pow Wow and started some little paintings (below) reflecting my home now and my family. I am working on a piece for this year's Twitter Art Exhibit in Norway. I may send one of these. It sure feels good to paint again, to lose all my worries in paint. Hours melt into hours.
Some of these little ones remind me of deer hunters who sit in the trees for hours. A few have river water with river rock. One not shown has a sweet bird on a branch I can't wait to paint. I'm not sure how many I have drawn but it's a lot as well as a large canvas so I have lots of painting to do. I am still working on some little pieces from the Love is a Blanket series too with vintage fabrics.
Pieces In Progress
Yarn is like comfort food to me. Whenever I am going through a stressful time I always end up with a bag of yarn & needles in my hand. I learned to crochet when I was 7 yrs old and I still love it. (I used to fashion my own Troll Doll clothes.) So I have been crocheting away, making some of these "pow wow" slippers using up my shameful stash of new & vintage yarn. You can find a pair at "Camp Shenanagans"! haha I have an expert cross stitcher/needleworker ready to work with me so order away! They are so happy on your feet and warm too!
I don't know what happened to January. Happy belated New Year. :)
I promise to post more this year.
Create a great day!