absolutely brilliant

well, this about ends my kiddie photo phase – it’s back to school ūüėė
I wish all children much educational success

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Wise Artist Sister Told Me to Add More Art

Dear friends,
My artist sister,¬†who¬†is¬†more mature¬†and so much wiser than I, suggested incorporating¬†more of my own artwork into anntogether. I told her my portfolio¬†and writing pieces will be included¬†with the¬†revised blog design (hopefully coming soon). I let her know that up to this post, I have sprinkled¬†random art pieces throughout¬†other posts. This post for example highlights some work from my earlier¬†years…

I haven’t done much sculpture, but I did make¬†this handprint when I was 5-
hand print

print backThen there was an angel my inner-tomboy¬†made from a cone when I was eleven. I’d snuck into my grandma’s closet and unwrapped the wool off one of her knitting cones. Grandma¬†later asked if I knew who did it. I lied.¬†I feel a pang of guilt that¬†this little angel has come to represent the little devil in me.

angelI’m quite proud of this next piece,¬†I assisted the primary artist¬†– a man by the name of¬†Mike-

pieta¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Kidding of course…

The sculptures below are¬†both mine. I created them¬†my senior year of high school. They¬†broke apart, as did all¬†but one of my other sculptures. I’m so happy to¬†have a few decent black and white photos of both pieces. This first one is a whimsical saxophone –

tubatuba faceThe next is by far my favorite. Had she withstood the test of time, we¬†would have been the best of friends. She was created using a mirror.¬†If memory serves she was at least two and 1/2 feet in length. That year I also sculpted¬†a horse rearing up¬†–¬†that collapsed – and a plate of spaghetti and meatballs which died at my childhood home. Sadly, I have no pictures of those sculpts. So friends, I present to you¬†my Suffering Woman

my sculpt

sideview And a close up of her hand which I recall being quite proud of back then-

hand closeI truly¬†appreciate my sister’s¬†artful wisdom.
I’ll start incorporating¬†more art¬†in anntogether.
Apparently, Ann has a long way to go to-get-her stuff together…