Making the Ordinary, Extraordinary
Also called Rainy Fields, or The Gatherer. I guess I`m not all too decisive about naming something that has really gone unnamed since I made it, but I can`t in all consciousness really feel justified in not bothering to name something that has its own post. It would feel demeaning. So, instead, apparently this piece gets three titles. That`s a huge step up from zero!
This is a girl in a kimono gathering herbs and flowers in the middle of a Spring storm, continuing my recent obsession with all things seasonal and Spring-y. I had the post on inchworm love, gardening with native plants as well as gardening indoors and before Spring really hops into action. I just really like Spring! And rain. have I mentioned I love rain? People never seem to notice, but all the colors are brighter and the world is livelier when it is raining. There is a soundtrack to the goings on of nature, and that is definitely rain! I love it. And have you ever felt that moment when you really understand what it means to be part of creation, because you are standing in one of the pieces that keeps life going? I stand in a rainstorm, and I feel like I know the secrets of the universe and God`s deepest secrets. Absolutely lovely.
I did this with chalk pastels and my own finger for some judicious smudging. Here is another case where I wish I could afford to frame my work! I suppose this one will just have to languish unprotected, like all the others. It is sad, I know.