Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Eye of the Beholder

I redid Rosie (the red). I thought the original Rosie eye was horrible. Plus I had made the black and white photo a red duotone that was close to Rosie's real color but it seemed a bit garish when it was printed. This eye is much better and her expression seems much more contemplative. Which means she was thinking of summer grass on a cold winter day!

I  went to our TAA member show Sunday at Lakeland College in Kirtland and had an interesting discussion about our Critique Workshop with Jane Sauer. It was commented that the group was very giving and genuine in constructive suggestions. I think that maybe we were tempered with age and wisdom, at least I hope that was the case. We had one younger (late 20s/early 30s) whose work was much admired and many encouraging comments were made about where to show and her next work direction. She sent us postcards thanking us for the love.

Maybe it is just the great vibe of creative women, there is historical precedence for women cooperating to make things. Many times the women gathered and made large dinners for barn raisings, crop gathering, quilting, etc. Or we just gave someone a shower for marriages, births, etc. Points to ponder.

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