Daily Draw March 1st, 2012
After yesterday’s mention of Georgia O’Keeffe’s tree, I thought I’d draw a card from the Georgia O’Keeffe Oracle, handmade by Laura Secor.
Train at Night in the Desert
Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887-1986)
(1916). Watercolour and pencil on paper, 11 7/8 x 8 7/8″ (30.3 x 22.5 cm)
You can just hear that lonesome train whistle sound, wrapped in smoke and night stars, dopplering.
For me, this is about chugging on with unfinished projects. I got the notion to haul out an old image transfer cabochon I made about five years ago with a Chinese design from public domain clip art. I made beads with Chinese designs for this and highlighted them with gold paint. I also bought some faux cinnabar in red and turquoise for this.
It’s a shame to let things sit at the train station when you can turn the headlamp on and continue. I’m going to China on the Orient Express under the stars of imagination.