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.
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.
Another frisket experiment which looks like a children’s book illustration (or to be honest, a drawing done by a child). I learned that if you dip the brush in soap you can use the frisket without messing up the brush. I’ve always painted leaving the white glint but frisket makes leaving white much easier. So I will continue to experiment with this interesting tool.
A great quote from the women’s liberation movement.
The vermilion darter is found only in Alabama in the Turkey Creek Watershed. It is critically endangered by development, both urban and industrial.
The runoff of sediment and toxic chemicals changes this habitat not only for fish, but for the aquatic insects they eat (and for humans I might add…polluted water is not good for humans either!). The populations have also been fragmented, which disrupts breeding.
You can see more endangered species posts here: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/painting/endangered-species/