On an inspirational site I read called Blisschick Christine was sharing insights as to how to deal with the sometimes negative chatter that goes on in the mind of the artist. To combat that chatter she called it getting your 'Artist Warrior' on. The idea so captivated me I immediately went home, cleared the design table & attempted to create what I imagined my 'Artist Warrior' would look like. A few drawings later, I had it. I put 'her' down, had the hair, staff, Raven guide, robe. But what was I looking at in the night sky?
I had to make it night sky because the only fabric I had that played well with the bright robe & hair was a darker fabric. But the trouble was then trying to imbue light back into the scene. Originally there was going to be a bright star. And that's where the work stopped. Labor Day weekend.
Sadly, we lost our youngest cat; you can read that account here and so after a couple weeks of tears and having the Artist Warrior on my design wall waiting; I found the perfect thing to be reflecting on in the night sky. Coco's eyes. This is still a work in progress as evidenced by the pins showing; there will be tulle added, beading and more quilting certainly. But it's off to a good start. It's a personal piece; not for a show or gallery necessarily, but just because I was so captivated by the idea I had to make it/her/me. What fun!
The calligraphy is in Irish and reads, 'Strength; Love and Honor'.
Any comments are appreciated!