I had done this drawing in colored pencil on provided paper for the Brooklyn Art Library's Project Dread. The surface of the paper began the reject the layers of color as I added them and removed the previously laid color. SO... marker it is. Changed the appearance greatly as you would imagine. My disdain for the legless creatures didn't prevent me from photographing them when witnessed. The snake has good meaning and since this was a harmless brown snake, I'll run with positive rather than the representation of the serpent devil. The snake animal meaning is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. When the snake spirit appears in your life it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions and increased energy are manifesting.
The spiritual guidance offered is promoting personal growth. The snake may appear when you are stepping into the unknown and need support to move further. Also snake can serve as a reminder of staying grounded as you move through changes. I think I may look at snake a little kinder, but still choose to keep my distance.
Began exhibiting prints and drawings in 1973. Studies under Naperville printmaker, Barbara A.Brien. Life mentor and teacher William Vose of Paw Paw, IL. Current member of Naperville Art League, La Grange Art League and Kendall Art Guild. Teacher of Art Appreciation in Yorkville School Districts. Teacher of children's art programs in Sandwich, Plano, Yorkville, Newark, Somonauk, Oswego and Aurora schools and park districts.
Three courageous grown children. Resides in Yorkville,IL.with a menagerie of rescued companions.
Using my practice of quick poses in life drawing, I opportune to experiment with colors and differing line textures to recreate quickly the effects of light on the spiritual essence of the human form. My intention is to pull the viewer into following line, breathing with it's form, knowing it's actual beauty.
Books I've been reading
Joy of Love by Pope Francis
Artist Rules by Christine Valters Paintner
On Writing by Stephen King
Printmaking on a Budget by Mandy Bonnell and Stephen Mumberson
Gifts From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Moving On by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck