The studio has really been busy the past two days. I had to create a second, large version of one of my original, dictionary drawings for the upcoming show. These was and continues to be one of my all time favorite pieces. Recreating it in a larger format was much more challenging. In a larger drawing it is necessary to add finer details and more color choices to keep it interesting.
I love the metaphor of a nest. I think it expresses hope, birth, new life and home. Right now (well I guess always) those are important values to me. I've included three eggs as in the past drawing. I have three beautiful daughters and three, precious grandchildren and have been married for over three decades. Our little nest is about to get two more grandchildren so I may have to expand for future drawings.
I have two more, large drawings to complete. The frames I need have just arrived and I picked up the glass and mat board so I am about at the stage where these drawings find their nest and are hung in the gallery. It's a very exciting time for The Shoes.