Friday, July 27, 2012


India ink on tea-stained paper with liquid gold highlights.

One more of the zodiacs that I completed over the winter. (I'm also using this for an IF post because it fits so perfectly for the topic "carry".) This one was snapped up immediately. Weirdly enough I find that people really identify with these zodiac pieces. (I wonder why?... Actually, no I don't wonder. Everyone has a zodiac, so it's pretty obvious. Goodness gracious, I better not start rambling.)

I find it really hard to catch the richness of the color and texture in a photo, not just for this piece but also for all my pieces. So I try all sorts of different angles, and it still doesn't quite work. But it does catch those metallic, gold highlights (maybe, I think?). Maybe processing the photos into web compatible files loses some of those details.

Anyway! Look! Look! The gold is all over the red cloak where the yellow shows!

And here it's in the headdress! (Sorry the photo's at an angle but I wanted to catch those shimmers.)

But (hoorah!) you can definitely see it in the water here!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lost: The blind leading the blind.


The blind leading the blind. I'd like to put her in a deep dark forest where the trees are so tall that one can't see the sky.

Maybe when I have the time I can concept this idea out more. For now, it is what it needs to be.

I haven't done an IF post in such a long time and I forgot how much doing so inspires me and gives me new ideas. I need to do more of this.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Veil.

The Veil

I sold this piece last week. It's a bit of an oldie that I kept hidden and recently released into the world. I was surprised when it was snapped up, but now that it is gone I find that it had grown on me and I miss it. I created it a few years ago - it was one of the first pieces I did in ink. I had a love/hate relationship with it for quite a while. I attempted to make different versions of it over the past couple of years, none of which I was happy with. And now that it's gone, I want to make another to replace it. Not exactly the same of course, but... well, something in spirit of the original. 

This last photo shows the teeny, tiny sparkles I added. They're very hard to see even in person, but if you get them under the correct lighting, they show up nicely.