Thursday, December 11, 2014

Women in my Studio



imagine
no words
spoken
no songs
sung

only
a mallet
hitting the
chisel

envision
wood chips
floating down to the floor




the painting
speaks
of women
mothers
daughters
sisters
aunts
grandmothers
who lie beneath
the ground
returned
to dust
women, let us not
forget and help
those who need
us most





Monday, December 1, 2014

Lantern Making Workshop


                      five pairs of hands
                        cutting strips
                    of bamboo
            and masking tape
                          to create
                                 the lantern forms
                       forms to be dressed 
                  in tissue and glue
            with the possibility of blood
                                sweat and tears 





Thanks Johanne Galipeau for opening you studio up to us tonight to begin our lanterns. See you next week!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dancing and Lanterns

The painter's dance. 
From easel to table to floor. 
With brush in hand
To the sound of music
Or silence.

Almost completed "Lest We Forget" by Carole Reid 2014

70 nuns in a row
And then we made lanterns at Johanne Galipeau's for the Magic Lantern Procession Johanne is organizing in December at a park near our house.