Day 223: Gossamer
Continuing adventures with paintings of the ether resulted in “Gossamer” today, a 5×7” mini canvas. I selected the dictionary snippet after seeing what form the string shape and gesso imprint on plastic “mirror” part took. “Gossamer” somehow seemed appropriate, as it’s the kind of word that makes my mind tiptoe off to Shakespearian lands of wonderment.
Of course, then I remember the horrifically embarrassing photo of me as an “elf” from Midsummer Night’s Dream during freshman year that mocked me from the walls forever. Seriously- tinfoil shorts (and vests!) over purple tights and leotards, a bad blonde perm and glasses over face paint. I’m sure that if Shakespeare had added elves to that play (bless our theater-marm’s heart for taking that liberty so more of us could create these woeful memories), they would not have had glasses, being magical beings who could conceivably create better garments from gossamer itself. A big thanks to those older drama geeks who didn’t bother to suggest I remove them for our lame ass photo shoot. 😐