Back after almost a year and a half....brushing the dust off the blog. No longer involved in outdoor art shows, or indoor shows for that matter, I felt that it was time to create a new piece of artwork. For the time being I've switched back to my original medium, Prismacolor pencil. I had to brush the dust off those, too.
I was given these dried gourds about 15 years ago, and have been kicking them around since then. After arranging them for a portrait with appreciation for their texture and form, I couldn't help feeling that some extra "life" was needed to be added to the composition. Along came the chickadee, which if it were actually in this scene, would probably knock over the hollow gourds.