"00" This 8"x8" canvas was the first in the series that I developed after completing and selling the one pictured below. I like challenging myself to create with unfamiliar media such as machine stitching fabric and adding paint, oil pastel and silver leafing. It has been my way of discovering the "beginner's mind". With all that said, the canvas has taken on it's own beauty by becoming a simple, raw image that holds mystery for me. The row of narrow lines below the circle have appeared in my work many times. I believe they represent the marking of time for me as all time -- ancient and sacred -- fascinate me. This series feels done and totals 12. Maybe I will come back to the concept of the human and divine but at a later time and with a different approach.
I've taken a break from the studio to focus on new inspiration and have found some interest in the perfection of the snowflake?! Pablo brought home two beautiful and informative books on the snowflake so I have research ahead. Before work there is play! Tomorrow we will take off for a day trip to Carmel. The forecast is for a sunny day and I'll take the camera!