Saturday, June 2, 2012
This page popped out this morning. The only art I have done all week. My creative pursuits have been focused on other forms like weaving and gardening. Last night I attended a Native American Pipe Ceremony. There is one held monthly at a spiritual center in town. A woman named Bright Owl comes down from her ranch in Moore Idaho to hold the ceremony. It is such a gift to be able to take part. I like to go when I can. Last night it was all about gratitude, one of my favorite things. It was a close intimate sharing with about twenty people. I am still filled with all the good wishes. I think that is why this page came out today.
I made the background with Inktense blocks awhile ago. So as I sat looking at the beautiful colors I decided to try something different. She is drawn in charcoal and embellished with chalk pastels. I added several layers with stamping. The flowers were drawn with charcoal and filled in with pastel. I used white gel pen for the eyes and a china marker for the circles. Then I finished it by spraying a fixative on the piece. There is too much smearing if you don't do that. I used hair spray, it works great. The words say "A thankful heart is a grateful heart."
I am not the best gardener by anyone standard but I do love my garden anyways. I have more weeds than flowers. I went out to tackle some of it today and found these.