The painting is finally finished and I have to say I'm quite pleased with it. When I painted the faces I really had no idea what I was going to do with the rest. I had a bee theme in mind and I was going to give them "hive" hair but when I started laying down the pieces of tissue paper, I fell in love with the softness. If you have never used tissue paper in your work, give it a try. It's so fun! Anyway, after I finished I added a few bees cut from a vintage science book I "bought" ( I put bought in quotes because I probably never paid her for it) from my sister's shop. Then I gave them the name, "The Bee Sisters of Belvedere" . I don't know anything about
Belvedere, SC. I just thought it sounded good in a The Secret Life of Bees kind of way. I love, love, love that book. I'm thinking of doing a "Sisters" series and maybe trying to get them into a local gallery but I don't know if my work is "Professional" enough for that. If anyone has ever had their work in a gallery, let me know. I'm curious as to how everything works.
Jake and I dug around in the dirt all day today and I have that extra, deep down inside tired that I absolutely love. I used to be the best sleeper. No matter what was going on in my life, I could always count on a good night sleep to escape my worries for eight hours. No more. I think motherhood is responsible. That and losing my father. It just seems since I have had kids, I'm much more aware of my mortality and I have become a serious night thinker. So I have found that serious exercise is the best medicine. Walking helps but nothing beats a dead, deep down tired body and mind to get some awesome ZZZ's.
So with that, I'm off to bed.
I wish you all a very pleasant week!