a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Monday, August 29, 2011

As the West Wood Evening Glows

August evening

Hope your weekend went well with friends, family and whatever work that needed to be accomplished.

The weekend for me was somewhat of a mixed bag. With the passing of Jack Layton and his funeral on Saturday it was a painful reminder of my dad's death 6 months ago, almost to the day. Both of them were very generous, intelligent, articulate and good listeners. My dad, however, was a very private person. It took me a long time to understand him only to come to the realization that we had a lot in common.  We were such good friends.
As the West Wood Evening Glows
Behind us is a picture of a snow covered meadow with the woods just beyond. The sun is setting in an orange glow as a flock of sheep are nosing about for blades of dead grass. My dad bought this at an auction years ago; he loved the title of it, like poetry.

I have buried myself in work as it is the only thing that keeps me from going under (disregard the unintended puns).

And so it was a very busy weekend, cutting and sewing. In there as well, I had to find time to finish off a small piece for the Paper Place  call for submission of work done on Etchu Hagaki Kozo paper. Would I more of this paper to work with I would have had a great time experimenting.
 This is the piece after I "played" around, adding and eliminating. Cutting out the leaves and berries was a bit of a challenge but, hey, I like that. The rusted and crushed bottle cap was something to take the piece just a bit further.
 The finished piece. Must find a title.


  1. Love your artwork. And that is a really nice photo of you and your Dad.

  2. Love the photo of you and your dad. It's such a happy photo. And the piece you made for the >Paper Place is just wonderful...plus it has a bird on it! :)

  3. Strength to you Barbara, I know what you're going through. I love your sparrow, and I love your sky photo too!