Spring fertility pageant


acrylic, cheesecloth, collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

St. Patrick brought us here, he and all the Irish with their green, to welcome us into spring with all things a’buddin and a’bloomin.  This fertility pageant makes our noses run and skin itch even while the feet skip to the beat.  While the earth is procreating, we dash here and there, wondering about our own part in the drama. 

Do I lie down amidst the heady scents or start a new project.  Do I answer the call of languor with a long nap or jump into a new self help regime?  The apple blossoms are doing their sexy dance in the breeze, so what do I do now?

I’m finally getting caught up on posting some pieces from the Muse Group.  I changed the text from cherry blossoms, which were blooming 3-4 weeks ago to the apple blossoms which are popping out now.  The dance of spring continues, with Easter coming this weekend and rituals of cleansing and rejuvenating.  It’s very heady stuff.  I’ll do some sketching and some weeding in the garden and enjoy my nap this afternoon when the blossomy scent captures me in its mystique.

The lesson involved cheesecloth used in a variety of ways.  First we pressed it into the wet paint, then painted over it, placed the wet painted cheesecloth down to print with it.  Lastly we dried the painted cheesecloth and, twisting and turning it, used it for collage texture on the painted surface.


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