healing spirit rises
from the sea
I missed Draw-a-Bird Day in March. Amabie is not exactly a bird, but they have a bird beak. A Japanese Yokai spirit, Amabie has reappeared recently in fresh interpretations all over the world. The image of the Yokai itself is supposed to act as a charm against infectious disease.
When I think
of you, I see you
iridescence like fish scales
or maybe crows’ wings,
dark and light
reflected in waves
by time. Will we meet again
on unmapped seas? or
as birds, hearts unveiled, trailing stars?
A elegy for both NaPoWriMo Day 24. The first one I wrote was quite gloomy. I took some of the images and began again.
I think the replacement was sent by the Oracle. It has her mark.
to be weight
less, sparkling colors
or air, caught
ungrounded and threaded with
My post for Day 15 of NaPoWriMo–better late than never I guess (wordpress has not been cooperative this morning either)–is inspired by Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above. I went off the edge of the page for my response.
The little Tuscaridium cygneum looked so lonely on the paper that I decided to add my next sea creature right along with it. This Tomopteris is a type of plankton. I think they look good together! It needed something else so I added the seaweed. It is not scientific but neither are my depictions.
Here’s the photo from the Times:
I remembered that I had done sea creatures before: also from the New York Times. I did quite a few of these but could only find this one. I may have posted them before but couldn’t find them. Anyhow, this was also from an article in The NY Times Science section. I hope I can find the other ones. I have a huge pile of paintings but this is the only one I found from that series.
Another glowing deep sea creature which looks like something from outer space. These creatures are quite fun to paint. There are a few more from the NYTimes article which I’ll attempt.
Here’s the photo. I didn’t quite get the intricacy of the animal.
Another beautiful day with a chill in the air. Fall is starting to arrive.
Tuesday’s New York Times Science section featured some wonderful sea creatures which make their own light–bioluminescence. This caught my attention as I’m always looking for things to paint. My first attempt is this grumpy looking anglerfish with lure. I used a lot of silver and if you look at the original it’s pretty sparkly. You can’t really see it in a photo. That’s why Kerfe and I should have a show one of these days, right, (K)?