if you've known me a while (in person, or only through the magic of the Internet), you know that I work on a lot of different things at once
a friend of mine told me last week that I was "self medicating with creativity" -- she's right -- making art is one of my chief coping mechanisms when I need to feel like there is still order to things
last week was one of those weeks
and as a result, a lot of work got done
and having finished all of those, I worked on other pieces
it has had it's challenges -- like when I decided that I really needed to back the top 2/3 with blue and the bottom 1/3 with brown to represent earth and sky after I had already placed all of the tree trunks and some of the leaves --
yeah, well, that was a challenge to carefully work from one edge to the other, picking up the pieces one at a time and putting down the new background
I like it a lot better now
last night I finished the sky portion and started working on the earth part
we begin with a list of suggestions for a theme, then we vote and the theme with the most votes is what we work on for the next couple of months
for the first time ever, one of my suggestions was the favorite, so we are working on pieces that are to be inspired on an ancient culture
after having done several pieces that were Egyptian inspired, I decided to do something that is based in the Greek culture
moving right along here!
last week for the first time I noticed that Gypsy has "wings"
you can only see these when she has her front legs spread out and her head down between them -- how cool is that
now as for the claim that she's an angel -- not so much -- still a wild ginger dog!