Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Foundling
part 3

"What will we feed her?"

Horse mint tea with honey, wild oat porridge, grass seed cookies, yucca blossom fritters, wild lettuce, mesquite bean scones, and rattlesnake steak.

Pa is out this morning hunting rattlesnake and this afternoon harvesting honey.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Foundling
Part 2

So, they took her home to their nice dry burrow in the roots of a lacy thorn tree.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

                             The Foundling

In a secret valley ringed by grassy hills the little people found a baby. She was bundled up in a colorful patchwork quilt. They looked all around, even climbing one of the small thorny trees for a better view. There was no sign of another large human: no buildings, no smoke, no tracks in the grass.

"We will have to take care of her until her people return."

to be continued

Monday, September 05, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board

This past week I combined several of my creative streams in these drawings. First I was playing around with drawing one of my cloth dolls.

This is Lily. She has a handspun angora rabbit yarn wig.

I drew Lily and added some of my doodled flowers.

I enjoyed this drawing so much that I wanted to do a watercolor version and this is the result.

I usually strive for realism when I draw people. And I am not always pleased with the results! But since I was drawing a simple, stylized doll the resulting simplification, a sort of symbolic child resulted. It is fun! It reminds me of some of the paper dolls I drew as a child.