sugar plum

Sugar Plums


acrylic inks and gesso, collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

It’s a Christmas of sorts.  Sugar plums and all the rest. 

“Even though it’s dark and cloudy

Sun may peep through and say. . .howdy. . .”

How do you do?  when the world says CeLeBrAtE! CELEBRATE

when Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays rule

and you just want to take long naps and walk in the rain,

spotting mushrooms and those red hatted peckers.

I actually painted this earlier in the month.  An old songbook provided a collage element and a prompt for the writing.  The year has just tipped past the solstice point when (slowly) days will lengthen again.  Here in California the sun showed up as if on cue.


Something about this picture, taken under an umbrella outside my studio door, seemed to connect with the above piece.  These mushrooms, large and small have been like sugar plum treats, not to eat!  but to inspire art through that connection with the fruits of the earth.