Thunder wishes (portrait of Tori Amos)

09 October 2013


Thunder wishes
portrait of Tori Amos, 
inspired by, and with lyrics from, her song Purple People

mixed media (graphite, ink, gesso, glitter, mica, acrylic paint,
 water-soluable crayon, collaged book pages) on A3 paper
8 & 9 October, 2013


October

04 October 2013

October
coloured pencil and ink, on A4 paper
October 2013


October begins beside September, with velvet black nights, bonny cosmos and giggling marigolds, dropping acorns, and changing all her leaves to gold...


With a gentle, coying smile, she dances into harvest time, with rolly, orange pumpkins, like havest moons, swollen up from the Earth, while the last of summer's children awaken from their coccoony slumber and lift gossimer wings upon October's misty mornings ...

The ravens cry at purple twilight, and with her final breath, October's sigh does part The Veil between the Living and the Dead. Quietly, she'll lean into November's boney arms, as Hallow'een night gives way to dawn...

 And so she'll sleep, sleep and dream of marigolds and harvest fields, and graveyards bathed in golden leaves, and with each passing day, October waits to wake, and to begin her dance once more!


Holly, Ivy, and Mistletoe

01 October 2013


Holly, Ivy, and Mistletoe
ink and coloured pencil, on A4 paper
30 Sept. and 1 Oct. 2013

 In the ancient Celtic tradition, the colours of Yule (the Winter Solstice festival) are red, green, white, gold, and silver.

Traditionally, holly and ivy were used as Yule decorations to encourage Nature Spirits to join the festivities. Mistletoe, the Druids' most sacred plant, represents The Divine.