It's time for a bit of blog catch up with the second of four posts featuring my BeeSewcial blocks. Yes, it's true that Fall is rapidly approaching and the seasons have flown by but I suddenly realized that I neglected to share April, May, June and July so I hope you'll sit back and enjoy a flash back to the recent months gone by.
Block One: You've got a Shoulder
Silvia's May prompt is "Bones and Structures". You can read about the details HERE and if you're not already familiar with her work, you should definitely check out the amazingly talented creator that she is.
For an abstract Improv Shoulder -the zoomed in view and attempted blending of curves was influenced by Georgia O'Keeffe (an all time favorite artist of mine). I'm really pleased with the composition in a subtle palette which doesn't come easily for this All the Color All the Time kinda girl.
My choice of body parts has to do with the strength we show one another when we lean on each other. A tribute to knowing friends and family will always have a shoulder for you when you need one and that you have one for them in turn.
Block Two: It's ElementaryThe teachers and staff are the backbone.
I referenced a painted tile made by a teacher and an old yearbook while creating the minimalistic design. There is something therapeutic about documenting and sharing a little bit of yourself with others and the opportunity to walk down memory lane was very special.
Bonus for special meanings and connections is that I found out after that Silvia has an O'Keefe quote on her blog and her husband is an educator. I can't wait to see what the blocks all look like together.