Thinking of the stars night after night I begin to realize “The stars are words” and all the innumerable worlds in the Milky Way are words, and so is this world too. And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind. ~ Jack Kerouac
5×7 inch mixed media panel to be bound
as a journal cover soon
Another bowl painting, but this time it will be a cover for a journal. I just need to bind it up. Maybe it’s all the talk of the Super Moon, or waking up to the bright face of the moon in the middle of the night for two nights in a row this week, but the starry skies were definitely on my mind when I made this.
This panel includes an oil painting of a bowl on canvas that I painted a few years ago. I cut it out of its stretcher bars and adhered it to the panel. It always takes a moment of resolve for me to do this, but I am usually happy that I did it in the end. Then added more paint, papers, and encaustic medium. The words read “She was silent for a moment. A few moments”. Those two sentences were from a book that I got at a rummage sale many years ago. I scrounge around in it at times for random sentences or phrases that jump out at me. For this painting of the empty bowl under a starry sky, I loved what the words implied…
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. ~Eskimo proverb (thank you to Janet Smith for this comforting quote)
Speaking of the celestial bodies, I just added my mixed media painting “Her Moon” to my etsy shop that I am revitalizing. I have had an etsy shop for several years but never used it really as I had amanobooks to sell from. I decided to list at both shops this year and see how it goes. I’ll be adding some of my older works to my shop, such as Her Moon, as well as small new encaustic paintings. Well, that’s the plan. Stay tuned!