Day 246: Crying up to joy
Today’s piece is a little woolen cloud with bird (on thread) composed of two pieces of paper. One side says “cry up (to)”, which is from a Spanish/English dictionary from the “sayings” section, and the other is a bit from a hymn book that has “ing joy!” in it. As the bird hangs on a thread, it can twirl in the breeze. Thinking of it spinning around, I combined the words and decided to call it “crying up to joy”. I think it’s interesting how we use the term “cry” to refer to sadness or happiness.
If I ever learn how to do encaustic stuff, I’d like to do something similar with a little wax bird along the lines of the Icarus myth. For some reason, lots of my art thoughts are steering themselves towards folklore and mythology lately. Happy weekend, everyone!
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ooh, I’m loving this bird and your piece with birds from the day before—so delicate and interesting!
Very Nice! I really think the idea of doing these little guys in encaustic is a neat one! I’d like to learn how to do that too. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know I really like the birds you’ve been doing lately! Have a great weekend!
Thanks lady! Encaustic is on my list of stuff to learn, somewhere in between creating recycled paper, screenprinting, paper marbling and photo classes. I appreciate your comments and hope you had a great holiday! 🙂