Can it be…a six-peat?
I won’t say that I’m a huge football fan but I do enjoy watching my favorite teams. It has been years since I went to a high school football game but I find myself looking forward to Thursday. That is the day my hometown high school’s football team will play for their sixth consecutive state title. Since they will be playing at Camp Randall in Madison, I can’t resist the urge to go cheer them on. I only hope they can beat our rival, the Edgar Wildcats. They were the one team that beat the Tigers during the regular season. Stay tuned because I will definitely be posting the results of the game.
What I’ve been working on lately is a series of pieces that are on old barn board that my friend, Deb gave me a couple of weeks ago. Because each piece of wood is about one and a half inches thick, they can stand on a shelf or table. I’m still working on them so I’m not going to share them now. Instead, I have my recently completed “Precious Jewels” canvas to share. The main image is a vintage photo of Russian man. When I first saw this photo, I was immediately smitten with it. I think it’s because things like this remind me of my semester in Poland, which was before the Berlin Wall came down. Because it was an old photo, my mind went back in history and I couldn’t stop thinking about the last Russian czar and his family. I decided to combine all my thoughts into one piece. The ghost like images surrounding the Russian man are the four daughters of Czar Nicholas, who where murdered during the revolution. The Russian text translates to “Precious Jewels Forever Lost”.