So many good things in progress right now --Yay!
It's been an especially busy week at The Raven's Nest; we continue to work through photo tests of body painting and costumes for our ongoing project, The Bee Keepers. In addition to this, I am delighted to report that I will be joining Cactus Gallery's annual tiny works exhibit, "Tiny Treasures X." Exhibit runs November 14 through December 23.
For this exhibit, I've created a new body of tiny works, titled "In Life." I've borrowed this title from the quote, "In life, we are in death;" I am always appreciative of this reminder to live each day to the fullest. These are functional artworks --wearable hair and clothing accessories which have bar pins and/or alligator clips on back.
Also for this exhibit at Cactus Gallery, I've added three new tiny works to my ongoing series, "Flight."
I am a lifelong fan of the works of Roald Dahl. My tiny work "A Golden Phizzwizard" is a nod to Dahl's "The BFG." If you have not read about The Big Friendly Giant, pick up a copy and read it with your kids; it's terrific fun!
"A Golden Phizzwizard" measures 3x3" and has a sawtooth hanger on back.
Also for "Tiny Treasures X" are works "We Get By (with a little help from our friends)" and also "Guess What (chicken butt!)."
"We Get By (with a little help from our friends)" measures 4.5x3.5" and has a sawtooth hanger on back. "Guess What (chicken butt!) measures 2.5x3" and also has a sawtooth hanger:
Included, in this busy week; Todd and I have been working with our neighbor, Terri, and with model Aileth Bran, to find homes for two scrappy little survivors we've dubbed Zack and Dragon:
Their mother was a feral; the litter was abandoned; a stray dog attacked the litter: Only two of the five kittens survived the attack --somehow they managed to escape unscathed, and Terri eventually found them, hiding in her grapevines. Terri is fostering them and providing for their Veterinary care; Todd and I have given them Dawn dish soap flea baths, as they were too young for flea medication; and we are now working with Terri to find forever homes for these adorable little fuzzbutts. Model Aileth Bran volunteered to pose with them, this week, in order to help us get the word out.
Both of these adorable kittens are five weeks old, male, and have had their first Vet visit and first shots. They are free of worms and fleas; their current foster, Terri, has pledged to pay for additional anti-parasite treatments AND will pay to have them neutered, when they are old enough. If you would like to meet one of these little cuties, and perhaps give him a forever home, please contact Terri at 661. 833. 2675. Thank you!
Below: Aileth Bran models "In Life" pieces, created by Jen Raven.