Saturday, April 23, 2011

Letter to Dad - Chickadee

I seem to be stuck in my painting so I have dropped back into something that is pleasing to do and meaningful. Block printing.

I started writing letters to my Dad, who passed away a year ago, as a way of processing his death. It was very helpful and relaxing, so I carve a block of a bird (symbol of transformation) when I don't seem able to do much else.

I painted some of them, but this one seemed right in black and white, because Chickadees are basically those values. This is a square format which I like.

1 comment:

  1. Jan, this is such a treasure. Very pretty and deeply touching.


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