Tuesday, November 02, 2010

now it gets black and hairy

But first, the Ancestor Altar which will be residing in my grandmother's old high chair until after Archaeoastronomy's Samhain date. The ancestors a-top on the lace are those of our choosing ~ Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Gray, John Entwhistle, John Lennon, Ted Andrews and Frida Kahlo. Those on the tray are our blood ancestors ~ Uncle Tom, Eleni (2x) and Mom & Dad.

Bennie and I are spending time in the studio today. One of those Superintendent's Day "holidays" have given the youths the day off from school. The male youths are elsewhere playing video games.

The skeleton painting has, once again, undergone some strange transformations. Black splotches and tendrils are making themselves known. So far, I like them. It reminds me of looking through trees in sunrise or sunset when the trees are all black in the foreground and the jeweled colors of the sky peak through the branches. It lets my painstakingly painted tiny spirals continue to exist even if caught under a layer of black.

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