Thursday, October 30, 2014

GALLERY SHOW

Today, these three pieces are heading into SW Michigan. It is for a show that I am so sentimentally attached to that I will be 90 and still breaking a hip to get work to it.

The rabbits continue their conquest of the area...


Thursday, October 23, 2014

INTO DUST

INTO DUST
A study of mortality and the hare-as-Spirit-messenger.



ABOUT THIS HARE
because I can't just draw a picture

Contrary to what some think, the Hare is quite different than a rabbit. Besides obvious physical differences, the hare is more solitary and tougher than the rabbit.  Hares don’t live in warrens or have maternity nests.  The young hares are born so well-developed that they can fend for themselves within a few hours of their birth.

The Hare travels swiftly between spirit realms, changing shape as need arises. Hare's limber grace lets you move safely in strange or chaotic environments, and through different social or spiritual realms, gaining valuable insight and wisdom from each one. [happywishingwell.com]

THE SONG
because I can't just draw a picture




*Prints are now available through Society 6 and Zazzle.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SHERLOCK

Belonging to the "Community of Rabbits" is a blessing in so many ways. This also comes with stories of sorrow and loss though.  I never fail to be moved by someone's bond with an animal. And I find some of the rescue stories to be almost unbelievable. Some of the rabbits come from what humans would consider war-torn backgrounds.

Sherlock was a bun with hind-end paralysis and was passionately loved and cared for. His owner recently said good-bye. I was moved by the many photos of the owner's young daughter holding Sherlock through his journey. He was never alone.

SAYING "GOOD-BYE"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

HORRIBLE THINGS

I do horrible things to my rabbits and post the evidence online.

AVENGE ME

Saturday, October 4, 2014

OPENING NIGHT

Tonite was the opening of OVERTURES III at LeSo Gallery in East Toledo. Although the night was a bit chilly, it was quite active! There was a good turn out and HAVEK was outside doing Graffiti.



A lovely woodwind quartet and sangria topped off my evening. I have never had sangria before. I was really hoping it would taste like grape juice. It did not. I also saw some familiar faces! One was an old workmate who helped me maintain my sanity at one of my less-than-stellar "jobs." We worked 3rd shift and part of that experience was that every night the Spinners' "Rubber Band Man" played on the radio. I should have requested the tune from the quartet.

Imagine these instruments with people attached to them.

Having shared all of the above, I also must bid "good-bye" to HANGIN' ON. She was sold this evening. I was fortunate enough to meet the person who purchased her also. Oddly enough, I was doing an imitation of my oldest daughter at one of my other shows... when she stood in front of one of my drawings and shouted, "I LOVE THIS! IT'S THE BEST PIECE IN HERE!"

So... there I was - in front of HANGING' ON and re-enacting the story for my on-lookers. She saw me do this. *ahem*


Good-Bye.

*HANGIN' ON: Created during the severe illness of one of my rabbits. It illustrates a point of coming to terms with "letting go" or "hanging on". The red balloon is, traditionally, a symbol for the soul. It became a self-study of learning to "give death" when the time had seemingly arrived. Whether it is good or bad to hang on or let go... I know not. The rabbit is still with me. The illustration has found a new home.