A Weeping Flower

A Weeping Flower

I drew this on the stick and then carved it out. It is now painted with gold petals except for the one falling petal which is heart shaped, painted red like a drop of blood. I will design a few more similar to this on other sticks someday because it symbolizes loss of love. yeah, I know, sappy. Of course this was pre sanding and using finishing tools. This was the rough – out I made. And the heart is broken. The crease in the heart was also redefined as I progressed.

The Beauty of Death

The Beauty of Death

This was one of my favorite sunflower photos. The black & white did justice to the last days this sunflower lived. It’s head was heavy with seed and its leaves were drying out. I like to think that even in death a sunflower can be beautiful.