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Monday, April 29, 2013

Petal Cones and Altars

For months now I have been working on my rendition of mixed-media works of art and have been having a wonderful time. This is the very first petal cone I ever made. I named it after the Currier & Ives painting The Little Sisters. Long ago I copied that painting, but of course, did it in my own simple style. I certainly much prefer the original by Currier & Ives. Nonetheless, I am glad that she who bought my painting doesn't mind that I have in my archives pictures of it, and therefore enjoy doing this and that with it.

I have used a bit of an Edgar Allen Poe poem in this piece. These little girls are a tiny bit haunting. I love a haunting feeling whether it's an old house or pictures of people long gone, or just good old stuff. I like that slightly eerie feeling. 

Twas noontide of summer, And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,Shone pale, thro’ the light.’

Edgar Allen Poe

Paper Whimsy is a wonderful website where I find many beautiful images for my recent interests. Gale Blair is the owner of this delightful realm, and her works simply resonate with me.

Below is a small altar that I created using elements found at Paper Whimsy. I love the sweet little "fancy shapes" she calls Alterables. These are the bones of my altars.

Little Petal of My Heart is what I call the following one with a sweet little girl looking out the window surrounded by butterflies, birds and bees.

The next wee alter I'm sharing is one I call Shadows Luminous. A beautiful praying young woman gazes out her window amidst the midnight shadows.

 And there you have it for now. I have many little pieces done, but not yet photographed. I have not been to this blog since January, so I think it's time I add something to it. May first is day after tomorrow and I am very happy about that. Living in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon has been beautiful pretty much all spring so far, and I have been busy in the garden, in my art room and enjoying day jaunts about our area. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit here, and I thank you so very much for it.

Peace and love to each and every one of you.