acrylic, collaged acrylic skins on w/c paper, 10 X 11″
balloon tree in the desert
fruit of the drought
new freedom to float, to soar,
to drop down in new places and find footing there
in balloon time the winds set the course
enjoy the ride or enjoy the crash
it’s all the same in the dictionary of adventure
The new Monday Muse series started this week. The focus for every class will be COLOR. We started with yellow. I thought that would be a cheery start, then realized that yellow, because of its light value, may be the most difficult color to work with. I painted all my different yellows and yellow oranges and golds all over and then got out a sheet of palette skins I’ve been saving and started cutting and tearing.
The balloon shape appeared, inviting a theme of adventure. All my summer trips are over now. No more plans for travel this year. Life is back in a comfortable routine. But the spirit still soars, still searches for new territories.
If you’d like to join a Muse Group this fall, there are still a couple spaces in the monthly Sat. Group which starts Oct 4 and goes six months. It meets in my studio in Sebastopol, CA For more information go to my website.