Saturday, October 18, 2008

Wreath and Gourd

Today was a busy day. I got the banner painted for the wreath. Acrylics worked just fine on the polyester ribbon as long as I kept the brush free of excess water.

Since I had black, white, and gold paint left over on the pallette, I painted a gourd mask with a skull for Day of the Dead. The two projects in juxtaposition was a little unnerving. The dark side of death and losing a loved one and the bright side with the way we laugh at death as having no power over us. I can't quite wrap my mind around that but anyway. That's what art does...helps us sort out our feelings and emotions.

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