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.

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.

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..

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)
photo from which i made Wood Duck Moon
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:)
photo i made Bobwhite Gorget from
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).
photo from which i made Guinea

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