Pondweeds

Cleaning up my desktop this morning, I realized that my framed original work, "Pondweeds", is still available for purchase through everydayoriginal.com.   "Pondweeds" was my favorite 2015 Month of Fear piece, and one of my early works in my return to traditional media over the last few years. 

The art measures 5"x7", but the wooden frame brings it to 9"x 11".  It's now available for 90 USD.

The art measures 5"x7", but the wooden frame brings it to 9"x 11".  It's now available for 90 USD.

The year I drew it, I'd been walking or running around the lake in our local park every morning, and over the year I'd seen water lilies flood the shallow water in the spring and die back to a few sad yellow lily pads in late fall.  The water beneath them was dark and mysterious when I could see it and often completely hidden by round green lily leaves.  Anything could be down in the mud beneath the waterlilies.  Anything at all.

I don't remember the specific Month of Fear prompt that moved me to draw "Pondweeds".  I just remember that sense of wondering what it would be like to look up from the mud with empty sockets and see an obscure sky flowing in the lens of the murky water...

So...

"Pondweeds" has sat quietly in my studio, matted and framed and ready to ship.  It's also sat quietly on its everydayoriginal.com page because I've never really excelled at marketing.  But I would love it to find a home soon, so I've put it on sale - and will pay shipping charges - and will share this story in the usual places, and maybe the right person will see it.

I doubt it could reach you by Christmas, but then it's not really a feel-good holiday piece.  It's about looking up toward the sky.