Monday Art Challenge
"Her Head Was Full of Fripperies" - mixed media on canvas paper, 12" x 16" Unframed.
A double challenge day! First, the March bi-weekly challenge. On top of that, using the word "frippery" as the prompt for a painting. What fun! And perfectly timed. My head, like this head-heavy girl, has been full of extraneous stuff.
The more I try to simplify my thinking, the more I realize how much junk is in my head. Unnecessary junk. The kind of junk that weighs you down before you even have a chance to roll out of bed in the morning. Do fripperies come in a swarm? Do they look like jelly donuts? Are they sticky? Becoming aware of the frivolous thoughts seems to produce more of them! Or maybe I just see them more clearly.
Anyway, this piece made me smile as it emerged on my worktable. She reminds me to choose carefully what I place on (in) my head each day, or risk looking (and feeling) quite ridiculous.
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Here's the blue wild, where
tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak
birdsong, hold the moon.
(by poet Mary W. Cox)
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