|We have a wing!|
|next to last block of the primaries, 10 x 18"|
|Last Block!(!!) I saved the stripes for last :) 8 x 10"|
|This is the last of the primary feathers. I think it's pretty funny how I really started to feel like I was getting the hang of it...on the last one, Ha!|
|I also reprinted this block of the primary coverts, because I just wasn't sure about the color...|
|before - too gray|
|after - too pink? (...hmmmm, still thinking- maybe the third time's a charm?)|
I also tried to move the life-scale figure toward completion - gluing and sewing the parts together.
|stitching from the back and front, gold thread with little knot between the stitches|
I didn't try to hide the stitches - instead, I tried to put them where they would be most useful structurally, but also add to the appearance.
|and I think it sort of worked - at|
viewing distance, the seam doesn't stand out as
much (and when it becomes visible,
the cut along the neck makes
it even more reliquary-like ;) )
|I loved seeing this on my last trip to New York during|
my visit to the Cloisters - even though I was there to see the
cards, I couldn't help photographing this (and it's even
cooler in person, because there are three of them close together.
I can never decide which is my favorite, but I particularly like
the necklace on this one -
A Reliquary Bust of St. Balbina, ca 1520-30,
Metropolitan Museum New York, 67.155.23
|In preparing to move onto the torso/arms section next week, I also realized that I never printed the hand on a press on toned paper (I hand printed a proof at VCCA).|
|no color correction on this - it really looks like that (maybe that's what inspired the new pink in the feathers?)|
|I went because they carry a variety of black flowers (which I find fascinating), but while I was there, I couldn't resist the safety orange and yellow stripes.|
|can't resist some well placed safety orange though|
|first black bloom of the season |
(and I assembled the planter myself - thumbs up!)
In non-art news, little Honeybear is doing great - she's back to being her joyful and exuberant puppy self.
|next to her human (and her brush)|
|belly pets please!|
|Look at that face!|
A little kitty-puppy story of how things are going on the "family unity" front...
My feline assistants continue to get plenty of love and attention. They've all gotten used to seeing each other, and I've been opening the baby gate into the kitchen in the evening while I do dishes and clean up the kitchen - Honey is usually sleepy after her walk and dinner, so she stays on her bed while Junior comes in and does a loop to check on things. Honey was dozing when Junior came up and touched her nose to Honey's tail...then lept back when it started to wag - haha. She didn't run away, just looked at it in horror like it's Aliiiiive! And with that - we have first contact! :)