Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Things we bury (that grow anyways)




 The idea for these subterranean jars has been in the back of my mind for a few months...
I love the  idea of emotions in jars on a shelf, buried underground, or cast out to sea.  I see many more jars in my future.... 

 What are you up to this Tuesday evening?

14 comments:

eyebuzz fine art said...

I love this piece; always love the paintings, but I love the sentiment with this one, and that you have something beautiful growing out of these buried things.
Take care, Tara Thayer

Sweetland Retreat said...

Oooh! Love this one! These colors are wonderful together.

What am I up to? Absolutely nothing! :)

artslice said...

I really like this one and love the idea of bottled up feelings on a shelf! It also makes me think of spring coming :)
What am I up to? Trying to decide if I should hand quilt for awhile... work on my ACEOs or put the kids in the bathtub :)

Janice La Verne said...

i am listening to the greyhound chomp on a new bone, friends are coming over for a while, i'm going to work on my painting and lie on the couch and watch a little TV (not a usual activity)

great idea and beautiful leaves with curves- nice!

have a good evening,
Janice

tangled sky studio said...

Tara-thank you...most of my older pieces had a story but over the winter i've been playing more with color and text. always nice to meet a new friend!
Jamie-i know that's not true!
Brenda-maybe you can do a bit of #1 or #2 if you add some toys to the tub (sometimes I get 1/2 an hour out of tub time...)
Janice-sounds perfect...

heather smith jones said...

i like that idea too beth, as if the emotions we cast away be/c we don't like them perhaps, can still bring fruit.
i admire your use of encaustic!

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

love the leaves too, esp the little one on the right.
i've just done the dishes in front of the fan – it's 43degrees c/109.4f {6pm} and will be the same tomorrow with wind, eeeek! your blog is chilling me out :)

jess gonacha said...

this is really really lovely- what a lovely idea! i'm so glad you stopped by my blog so i could find yours. :)

tangled sky studio said...

heather-thank you..(i needed that)
belinda-YIKES! i'm really not suited to temps above 70f (and i don't dig too much sun (foggy, cloudy and cool enough for a sweater is my perfect weather....)

Carmen said...

This piece is great. And such a perfect reminder to me.


Thanks!


Namasté,
Carmen

Paula said...

Tuesday evening.......I'm working on a new piece. I've been thinking of Ahab's Wife for quite some time now. So I've started a painting.....don't know where it will go but I'm hoping Ahab's Wife will be there somewhere....we'll see.

I love those jars. So much is happening beneath the surface.....what we see isn't always what is really there.......hmmmmm....lots to think about with that one !

sidhebean said...

Great idea! I love the delicate stems and leaves, and the subtle colours

ursula dodge said...

i really love all this new work of yours...very inspiring. i've always had a fetish for text in my paintings, and i'm so attracted to it in yours. and such a nice use of color, the stripes are very provocative in the single text paintings and i like them contrasted with the linear etched curviness in "things we bury".
ursula

tangled sky studio said...

thanks for commenting carmen, paula, sidhebean and ursula...i'm off to visit your blogs!