Saturday, July 01, 2006
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Suzan Kraus, doing a demo.
Susie & Laura, heatin' & dancin'
Mary Ellen, weaving copper & paper
I neglected to post this little encaustic (beeswax) collage I had done for my Mom for Mother's Day (which I guess is appropriate since she didn't receive it until Father's Day!)
Simple unbleached beeswax embedding collaged images; stretched canvas support. The coiled copper wires represent both the telephone lines that my maternal grandmother handled as an early telephone operator, and the ties that bind the female members of my family.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The photo below (framed in the same deerskin) is of my Mom & Dad, years ago in London, on their way to a costume party.
Daddy always loves to make people laugh, even (or especially) at his own expense. It's one of his most endearing qualities.
All 4 of us (now grown) kids have always known we could turn to our parents in good times and bad, with never a fear of being turned away without a well-thought-out solution (or two) to our problems. We recognize that we are very lucky in our choice of parents!
Inspiration is the word ... to strive for quality over quantity, to treat others with respect, and most of all to respect ourselves and act accordingly.
My father has always been, and will always be, my favorite Life Teacher.