I put my heart and soul into my work, and I have lost my mind in the process.
Finger ring with a ram's head bezel
The bezel on this particular ring is in the shape of a ram's head crowned with horns, disc, feathers, and two uraei.
Finger ring in the form of a snake
40 B.C.–A.D. 114
This ring was recovered from the thieve's debris along with several additional items of jewelry. The ring is in the form of a coiled snake.
Stream by Koon Lake
We found a tiny feeder stream at neaby Koon Lake in Pennsylvania. It was a chance discovery made when my teenage son was kept out of school for a while with a chronic illness - we needed and 'adventure' to cheer us both up. We took plenty of pictures there, and I did this trio of drawings on my favorite toned paper. Just recently we went back to see it in winter, and took more pictures (of course). I started another drawing, because time has been very tight for me, lately, and I can find time to fit drawing into my schedule easier than painting. You'd think that drawing and painting would take about the same mental effort, but for me drawing seems much easier. Also no brushes to clean at the end! Just put the cap back on the pen, set the colored pencil back in the box, and done.
I've been inactive here for a while, because I had trouble logging in - but that seems to have cleared up. Computers are strange, mysterious beasts.
Snow and Ice in Summertime
My favorite time to look at paintings of snow and ice is when it's miserably hot out - and today qualifies!
Shriver's Ridge Sunset
The November sunset view from the ridge. My son was trying to create a downhill mountainbiking trail on this steep ridge, and we were admiring his progress one evening just as the sun was setting. I started the piece and then had to set it aside for a few months, but I managed to finish this fall.
11x14 inches, oil on wooden panel
My soul is longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.
I was the corpse that wouldn’t burn down to bone. I clawed my way out of a mass grave.
The Firebrand by Priya Sharma
Josephine Hartwell Shaw (American, 1865–1941)
The octagonal bezel has a rectangular table cut emerald in the center, surrounded by four pearls, and open dendritic designs in gold at the four corners. Broad grooves adorn the band.
Marked "[heart] SHAW [heart]" on an applied rectangular section of gold that is soldered to inside of ring, beside emerald. A second, effaced mark can be discerned on the ring shank.
Ed Wiener (American, 1918–1991)
Scissor-cut emerald-shaped aquamarine, approximately 7 ct., set into a gold bezel and highlighted by six square and rectangular-cut emeralds, with gold textured mounting.
Carved Coral Ring
Love token ring
late 18th–early 19th century
Love token ring with heart-shaped bezel. Shank composed of interlocking soldered hoops. Engraved initials on heart. Shank distorted.
Antique porcelain tiara, French, 1850's.
Plan B: There is none. I have no backup. It is hard to accept that for all this planning, there is no contingency, but revenge has never had that luxury. This is the last and only prep/check before going forward. They may not acknowledge good or evil, but that means nothing to those who suffer the consequences. This is for my family. I no longer remember what they sounded like, but I remember all their faces. It is late, but it must be done.
Glamour by Grey Yuen