I am EXTREMELY proud of this piece.
Sorry to say the camera doesn't do it justice. Believe it or not, I used really cheap oil pastels and crayons on this. Ya know those kits ya can get at Michaels for children, that have black paper on them which reads oil pastels, or crayons? Those are what I used. Who says ya have to spend a fortune on art supplies to make good art? I was given the kit as a gift from a well intentioned friend, and I'm a strong believer in not wasting anything of use.
The reason why I made this piece was for a Georgia O'Keeffe Challenge, one of my art groups is having. I was quite intimidated, to even think I could even try to interpet her techinique. I didn't plan on doing any art work before bed last night because I was in so much pain. Our family did yard work yesterday and I was exhausted, So my plan was to go straight to sleep. Instead I went to my tub and my supplies called to me. Don't laugh ya know ya listen to inanimate objects speak! I really wanted to work with crayons. I pulled out all my supplies, then decided against them and pulled out the cheapy supplies. Ya know even imitation art supplies need love too.
I call this piece "Roots" since Lil Love and I were pulling weeds yesterday. lol She was such a joy to watch. She would pull up some weeds, or loose leafs and say "I helping" as she put it into the bag. Her Papa tried to get her to pick up gum balls for a penny a piece. She points to the bag and says "hunded dollars Papa" I laughed because she's a smart baby, and she knew there were tons of gum balls already in the bag. When the yard work was all done we enjoyed hamburgers on the grill for dinner. A wonderful family day, all working together for the good of our home and each other. A home filled with Love, Peace and Tranquility.
These are moments to remember and treasure, the small things with those ya love. The heart of any family life.