Thursday, November 09, 2006
Art by ME!
This is very hard to get a good photo of - but, I guess a picture is worth 1000 words, as the saying goes - so at least you will get an idea, even if a bit blury! Can't use a flash because it is framed behind glass... and you can see a bit of the slider door reflecting too, but in person it really is lovely.
This is one of my very favorite batiks - it measures 26.5 X 23.5 (including the frame). Made by ME, yes ME in 1985 - art class. The assignment was to make a free-form drawing, using any method of our choice, of realistic leaves. I love batik, so that is what I did - even strategically cracked the wax to get veins on some of the leaves... I got a D. Oh well, I love it just the same and one day, when I had scrapped enough money together - I brought it down to a really good frame shop and had it professionally framed. My only regret is that I didn't sign and date it when I made it. And - I dropped out of art because I got D's on every assignment (do you think the teacher just didn't like me?) and it was pulling down my GPA - which is oh ever so important when you are in high school and reviewing colleges. Funny the things I used to worry about...
In anycase, I thought it would be a timely photo to share as the last of the fall leaves are flying through the air and crunching under my feet these days.