Friday, May 18, 2018

In the Still Room

It's been a lovely, busy week. I played harp for a wonderful new moon meditation circle Sunday morning (Mother's Day), in a sweet rural setting, and nice weather, so we were outside. I got to stay for brunch under the trees, and later in the day had time with my kids and the local Grands.
This week I was puttering in the Apothecary, framing shelves, partial glazes, ...And feeling close to completion, .... 
Now, the Muse wants:
Apothecary
  • Gel for "carvings" on the shelves
  • An Alembic still (! - She saw one on another painting, and has to have one!) 
    Alembic still
  • A button box, full of family treasures - did you have a button box? I could spend hours with my mom's! 
  • Real items: key and leaded Crystal, a knob for beads and a pouch to hang from (apple burl, from an artist friend) and buttons from the family box for knobs on the drawers
  • a few more Nick-Nacks, perhaps an amethyst cluster, little statue, dropper bottles ....
  • Titles on the books (far right)
Because the canvas is angled, I plan to add a hazel branch above the narrow end (right half), ... apparently it will be wrapped with Red Thread from circles led and classes taught, and the key and lead Crystal will hang from it ...

I used my editing feature to sketch in some of the ideas she has for me, ... I'd glazed the star
violet, ... that seems the perfect place for the still! And life the other dragons, Scarlett will peek out, ...

An early layer was a rich "compost" glaze, that seems in order over the star...

What tasks has your Muse set you?




7 comments:

JFM said...

What a gorgeous and magical piece of art!
I love all of the additional items and those colors are divine!
Excellent!!!

Happy PPF 🎨

Christine said...

Lovely work!

~Rasz~ said...

Beautiful work. I love all your details and the stories behind them. It was so fun to read what you put into this piece and then I would go look for them. So fun! Your Mother's Day sounds wonderful as well. Happy PPF!

Sue (this n that) said...

Really wonderful and exciting artwork. Happy PPF!

Linda Kunsman said...

a really beautiful and symbolic piece. happy PPF!

Susan said...

Oh this is wonderful! I could spend hours looking at it. Happy PPF

froebelsternchen said...

Such lovely art!