Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hidden Treasures

I've been sorting through all the archives of this year's work. So many times I am too busy doing the creative end of the process to properly attend to all the photos as they are safely tucked away in my hard drive.

Now that the short days of late autumn are here, and it is cold and rainy outside, it is time to go digging in the files and find some gems. Some of these sculptures may have been seen here before but I have found better views so I'll be sharing a few of those with you as we wait for the frosty days of ice and snow to arrive.

This sculpture was made from Day lilies and a Queen Anne's Lace blossom. It was an incredibly difficult place to photograph because I was standing in hip deep rushing water to get this photo. The rocks were very slippery and I was so worried my tripod and camera might slip in the current and be snatched away. But all worked out.... one would never know of the drama behind the lens looking at this sweet scene!

There is another reason to be reviewing these images. I am now working on my third and fourth books! I realized that with my father's passing last year, I did not finish a book for the sculptures of 2008 and there were some lovely creations. So in addition to getting this year's work out to print, I'm working on last year as well. It was impossible to try and combine them into one volume, so two books are being created in tandem now. That means I may be posting less frequently here for the next few weeks, but hopefully it will be worth it...for all of us!

Thank you for your patience and support!

1 comment:

Erika M said...

I really love this one - not only the sculpture itself, but the background too. One of my favorites that is not full of moss. It almost has a mysterious glow to it. Very cool.
(WIshing much luck on the books!)

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