Wednesday, December 9, 2009
"There's no place like home for the holidays." I'm so glad to be back. It seemed my one month excusion turned into a three month adventure with no computer access. However, I ended up with anew passport, and a new baby Grandson, Bodhi , so we're calling him our Christmas Angel.
I am of course very fond of all angels big and small, fat or thin, real or otherwise. SO when the opportunity came to create around that theme, I donned my imaginary wings and flew into my rather messy tatami room. Beginning a project is always a chore and also a revelation of creative energy. I had been baking earlier in the day utilizing paper doilies for cake display purposes for afternoon tea, when "bing" a light came on in my head.
Since childhood, I had seen doilies folded and tied with pipecleaners to create a 3-d angels, so I commenced staring into the lovely raised eyelets of the perforated paper. In minutes I was tearing, turning and gluing the doily which ultimately ended up in fragmented and formless pieces all over the table. " Now what", I thought to my self... " Now what do I do?"
I decided to just let the spirit take over with the paperdoll form. So what you see is what you get when you play with the Angels... I really don't even remember " zaa art' of painting her rosy little cheeks and lips... Actually I do believe the little cherubs had a hand in that. They're always into my make-up brushes .... when they get caught, of course, they BLUSH !!!
Posted by Zaa at 8:26 AM