Vintage Cabinet, Watercolor, Sumi ink, acrylics, acrylic medium, Unryu papers.
Created on vintage kitchen cabinets from renovated kitchens here in Portland, Oregon and generously donated to me by the homeowners. I take the cabinets and sand them down, clean them up from their years of honorable work of storing plates and cooking pots and cans of beans, and give them a new life. I add handmade papers, bits of gold leaf, and make small embellishments with Sumi ink . I love this process and I love seeing the end results. I hope you will love it too.
At twilight we rest,
in the cool air.
Gazing up watching
the crows arrive from the east,
drawn to the western sky
by some invisible thread -
to night perches in far off trees.
then the next,
then a cluster of twenty perhaps more.
Repeating this over and over,
they fly as the evening falls.
Then there are the ones who are behind,
the single ones,
their wings flapping madly to catch up with the others,
the faster, the ones who didn't linger.
We cheer them on,
hoping they too can make it home
before the dark descends,
these stragglers are our heroes tonight.
Who knows why they fly this way.
Temperature and light
signaling the time to come home.
Signals imperceptible to us.
The way to find home
is to follow the waning light,
the cooler breeze,
to trust the setting sun.
Feathers & Sea Grass
Watercolor, dyes, Sumi ink, acrylic medium, Japanese handmade papers, Unryu papers, maple panel board, gull feathers and sea grasses collected in Manzanita, Oregon