If I can, 5 times out of 10 times, keep my words, hands, path and sights connected to my heart - I'll be doing all right in my book.
I love getting a chance to see a glimpse into the lives of working women around the world. These are business women. Co-workers. Just like any other working women.
Soft Pastels, Chalk and Charcoal.
A series I did recently of Afro-Columbian Woman Vending their Wares in Market Square. I used NuPastel, hard clay pastels. FINALLY, a pastel that does not cause dust! That does not cost me at least a week of painful breathing, prednisone and nebulizer treatments in order to use them! I am a happy camper. Thank you NuPastel..
I never wanted to be a Mermaid. But I did want to be able to be able breath under water. I remember seeing a "Twilight Zone" where a guy grew gills and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. Yes, I was a weird kid. LOL.
But then again, as an adult I swam in just about every major river in California. And a few in Oregon and Washington. I've spent hours in pools. Hours diving off rocks and exploring underwater, and coming back up again, and doing it again, and again. Floating in a river, lake, natural pool all day. I truly think I was an otter in a past life. I hope I'm one again.
A requested piece I did for an event;
Oil Pastels on Canvas