Thursday, January 19, 2017

Packing Light for the March

Necessities only:  flattened toilet paper roll, emergency rain poncho, tiny notebook, short toothbrush, pussyhat,  chocolate, toothpaste

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Various and Random

Large boar from the college farm
Wedge-shaped cars from the car line on top;  Jesse grooming on a kitchen stool
Jesse poised to spring at something outside.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Girl Veiling 1950s

 Inspired by my friend L's luscious paintings of veiled women, I stamped some Charlottes and dressed them in the veils I remember from Catholic girlhood in the 50s.   
I never did get why our heads always had to be covered, why we were wrapped like fragile packages for the big events, why religion always involved hiding our flawed and shame-filled bodies, why white was our color, why girl dressup clothes were so punishingly uncomfortable.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Secret Life

On this warm winter day I leaned way out of a window and noticed some leftover seed factories on the rhododendron and azalea bushes.
These structures are no bigger than 1/4 to 1/2" across.  The flowers are so plentiful and showy on these plants, but the magical production of seeds happens without any show at all.