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"i am not real, and yet in a sense i am that which is the only reality" --madeline l'engle
this is a close-up of the journal i blogged about in the previous post. here you can see the patterns i achieved using for the most part just 2 sizes of beads in the same matte blue color with iridescent scene. likewise the patterns on the crow's body were accomplished using 2 sizes of beads in the same color.
another raven.. this is a hand bound journal i made. the inset of the cover was also hand beaded, using seed beads, pressed glass beads, and a dyed carved bone face. the charms in the binding were made of carved bone feathers and real acorns. the binding was coptic stitch, so when open the journal lays flat. i made this a number of years ago.
another raven to share. this one was done a number of years ago. i believe it was 5x7" or 8x10", but i must have sold it since then. it is white colored pencil and white gouache with white ink on black art paper.
some cultures have a myth that the raven used to be a white bird. there is always a story to account for how be became black. and sometimes albino ravens are born, which perhaps led to the myth in the first place.
i am posting this for camilla. this is a raven doll i made several years ago. it is 4" tall, beads sewn on ultrasuede. if you click this image it will take you to my flickr page where you can see a few other images of the doll.
dormice sleep for up to 6 months a year, or even longer if the weather is cool. occasionally they may wake up for a little snack and then it's back to bed. i intend to apply for dormouse status. i believe october to march would be sufficient for my purposes. well, maybe october to april.
photographer: H. Osadnik
source: wikicommons, used according to policy.
this is what i am knitting right now. i am trying to finish up some of my in-progress projects.
i wish i had more time to do art, but between work-stress and having had some health issues this month i have not gotten much done. you know, i am sure, sometimes you come home from a rough day and you just cant get yourself to do art! well, i'll keep trying. i might do some watercolor later today. or maybe i will knit more..