Over a year ago, a dream came to me.
A tale, a story, an art piece.
Slowly it unraveled.
A long trunk, a big heart, led the way.
Stars, music and blue sky drips turned up for the painting party.
Along with golden honey.
My early art days of abstraction, painted emotions as I call them, intertwined with today's sketching of details and characters met hand in hand.
The first character turned up over a year ago.
A creature so dear to my heart.
I sketched it at 4 a.m.
Right onto my canvas with dripping teal blue skies, paper stars made of antique french letters that I dared to cut up.
Honey dripped like gold.
My heart, full of those winged little creatures that make the stuff.
Then bursting forth, I met the first part of this huge painting.
There she was.
Strong and thoughtful.
Wise and knowing.
A symbol for caring and kindness and hope in my dream.
Free handed in pencil, onto canvas.
And so, I had a plan for this large complex piece.
A painting, in 5 acts, I thought.
Each act offered as a print.
Until finally the whole piece comes to light.
A year's work (or longer), very close to being completed.
At which point the original will be available as well.
I already know most of the story.
More than half of it is in painting process right now, close to completion.
The beauty and hope and dream quality that lives in it has come forth.
A mixture of abstractions and details.
Much like our dream thoughts.
So, to begin the unraveling journey..
Today I am sharing...
The central part of the painting.
The first print of this 5 act piece...
Now available in my shop.
I can't wait to finish up and be able to share the next parts of this puzzle art piece.
See you soooon!
I don't know about you, but I am an elephant lover of the deepest variety.
I have carried around a little elephant with me for a decade and a half.
I got it from a little old man, sitting in a rocking chair outside his old barn porch in Northern Arizona.
I was on a road trip.
Going anywhere and nowhere.
Here and there.
Down a winding street in a thick green forest.
There he was.
He was selling all of his earthly possessions.
A little wooden sign sat by a rickety wood picket fence, with wild roses rambling along.
I swooned when I saw a tiny elephant.
He said, it was my wife's favorite.
She had passed a few years back.
So I took her elephant with me, and hold it near and dear to this day.
Elephant love ♥