Fall is very definitely here. I keep hearing the thunk of the acorns falling on the studio roof. The leaves are beginning their transmutation of life to death, once green, now starting to yellow and brown. Not quite falling, but already loosening their hold. Autumn is all the more precious for knowing that Winter lies ahead, sometimes 4 or 5 months long. Ode to Autumn, watercolor, sketchbook design.
Ever since Athena went to live in a library in upstate New York the other owls have been constantly pestering me for a new playmate. This morning Raphaeowl finally joined them. He still needs a little spit and polish but he is basically done. His chest plumage comes from a sheet of decorative paper with Thai script on it and the rest of him is covered with pages from a vintage Japanese book with mulberry bark paper.
Knowing that I am very busy at the moment preparing for my One person show, Lancelot and Agile kindly offered to help me work on my paper mache owl. Here you see the owl in a late development stage, receiving a final coat of the Financial Times. With luck the owl will be dry and ready to be decorated just in time for the opening of my show on May 6th. I am so grateful to Lancelot and Agile for their help.
It's been a very busy week with the opening of my Students' show, yesterday. A very big thank you to all who helped with the hanging and the opening, all who came to the show and to all who bought! Thank you, Thank you, it was a wonderful afternoon. More show details to follow but here is a picture of me earlier this week.