Sunday, March 30, 2014
Darwing Challenge, Day 30
Kathie George. She asked us to do whatever we wished that would be a gift to her, so that she can make a collage of all of our paintings. That ended up being one of my hardest challenges, because Kathie is a dear friend, and I wanted to do something great for her! I looked around my studio and saw my Omi Da statue that I bought years ago, and feel like it brings me good vibes in my studio. It was made by Vern, who I was told, is a member of the Ojibwa Indian tribe. Everything on the sculpture has a hidden meaning. I like to think that the clear ball that he is holding is our world and we are all responsible for protecting our earth and making it better for the next generation. (This is my own made up story, but I like it!) Anyway, there is leather, antler, bones, fur, clay, feathers, and a multitude of other textures on this sculpture. Even though the face of this being isn't beautiful, it has such a good spirit overall. Even my husband really likes this sculpture, and he tends to like realistic artwork. I wanted to do more shading, but tried to keep this to a simple drawing. I want to thank Kathie George for hosting this challenge, and for giving such great direction and lessons along the way. It's been such a fun month! I really hate for it to end!