|Pretty in Pink, driftwood, copper, enamel|
As the years went on, I began suggesting that at least one or two weeks of the vacation be spent in a cozy cabin. We found wonderful cabins in Lubec, Maine, overlooking the water that would rush in and out in the blink of an eye.
We were very fond of collecting rocks and driftwoods those years. Many of those rocks, particularly those found on Jasper Beach not far from Lubec, ended up inspiring and becoming part of my Meditation Rock series.
While hiking in Acadia outside Bar Harbor, Maine, several years ago, my son found this piece of driftwood and held it up shouting out to me, "Mom, what do you see in this wood"? Well, it took a few years, but I finally let the flamingo out of the wood. Without any modifications to the wood itself, I painted with milk paint and added a bit of copper and enameled copper (the beak). It was displayed at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts in Hillsborough, NC. It was sold. I guess it's time to hit the trails again.