Love Trumps Fear

this first day after the election i am thinking the tipping point is not even close.

women need to uplift one another- feel each other within us- let that feeling fortify, instruct and lend hands.

this is true for all oppressed and stigmatized. our stigma- our breastplate. wear it proudly, for it is what the world sees when they look at us as much as it is our protection.

i have been making gorgets again- based on the stone gorgets made by the Yucchi tribe which revered the sun, pileated woodpeckers, and so forth. one of their clans was the opossum.

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Opossum Gorget Bree 11.9.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a Muskatatuck lake made on Paint, with watercolor tool, made from photograph posted below.

previously the gorgets i made were drawn. this one is a collage made from the photograph below- although i used Paint’s watercolor tool on the critters themselves. it reminds me of a quilt and i think of all the Kentucky women who use quilts as a form of community and symbol of family.

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a photo i took at one of the lakes at Muskatatuck in Indiana.

other recent art- since lately all i do is walk and draw it is the animals which seem to pique me..

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Wood Duck Moon  Bree  11.5.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a tree, with colored pencil tool, made on Paint. (made from photograph below)
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photo from which i made Wood Duck Moon
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Bobwhite Gorget Bree 11.8.16 Collage made from a single photograph of a bald cypress taken in Cropper, KY based on Yucchi gorgets. Made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor. (made from photo below:)
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photo i made Bobwhite Gorget from
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Guinea Bree 11.8.16 Collage made from one photograph of a rock pool at Clifty Falls (IN) made on Paint, enhanced with Fotor. (made from photograph below).
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photo from which i made Guinea

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