Well, this art piece (which is also doing double duty as my art card for the 10 of diamonds-theme wings) started out as a piece about the close relationship of twins. I had finished the piece when I somehow during the splattering of the white wash got a big splat on the hair of the girl on the right. When I went to wipe it off I lost an entire portion of her cheek. Ahhh, the frustation! But I have been in a great mood today so I say to myself ---how can this be saved? I take the red and black oil pastels and rub a little here and a lot there until I like it a bit more. I thought at this point of the little girl as dead perhaps and desparately missed. I already had the words "cling to my sister" so I grabbed an old book and saw immediately the words "dead from the smallpox" so I pasted that on and then to that added, "Alas I will." So the piece then read, "Alas I will cling to my sister, dead of the smallpox." Silly huh? :) After laughs from my husband and a friend---you know who you are! - I decided to lose the extra wording and keep it simple.
The more I look at this propped on the top of the monitor the more I am amazed at what comes out from deep within us when we create, even if we don't realize it at the time. My mind flows to thoughts of my sister with whom I try so hard to have a relationship with but never succeed in winning over. We are so very different and lately her life and her choices have taken her to even more distant places. I do miss her and will always be open to forming a connection with her.
I take a deep breath and wish her peace.