Over-the-break artwork

Happy new year! How were your holidays? Ours were busy and fun. Lots of time was spent together, which is why I was so surprised that I managed to create a new piece of art. Usually I cannot work when I'm not alone. Not sure why that is… Maybe it's because I get distracted by someone else being around? Or I'm feeling insecure when I'm making something new? Who knows.

The quote I used for the piece is from the song "The One Who Knows" by Dar Williams. We played this song at Malayna's blessing when she was a baby. It had just about everyone in the place in tears. I've written about it before - in fact, when I searched the blog for "blessing" it looks like I wrote about this song at least three times! Have I mentioned how much I love it?! It was about time I used those words in my art. 

The feet in this are Malayna's feet from when she was about five. She had these great, glittery blue shoes and cute multi-colored polka dot socks. She loved those shoes! The background was created with pages from a parenting book. This one was "My Baby My Child," which was a baby shower gift from my high school BFF. It was sitting around (not being used, of course) and I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. This was the perfect solution!

Is there a song that gets you every time you hear it? Is it the words to the song or is it because it makes you think of a certain time in your life? It's both for me with this song.

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

I love this piece and wish I had a pair of clogs in this pattern!

The use of the pages behind the feet - a history being written.

Lately I can’t get enough of Ron Sexsmith singing "Ring Them Bells" with Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case and Jesse Winchester