The weeks keep passing by like “sand in the hour glass… these are the days of our lives…”
That phrase will be in my mind forever, it was my grandma’s “story” as she called it. My mom’s mom. I lost her too early, too. But I regress…  it’s Paint Party Friday and I’ve got a work in progress to show today. A really long work in progress.

It’s one of those projects you start and then set aside and think I’ll get back to that. Well, it’s time to get back to it. It’s been years and it’s been whispering to me in my dreams to come back to it. So I shall. Here’s what I’ve got so far.

Skeleton and Roses – or Roses for the Dead as I like to call it.

You may recognize it as the famous Grateful Dead art of Alton Kelly. He actually got it from obscure etchings from the nineteenth century. He and his life long collaborator, Stanley Mouse.

I am drawn to the creepy or dark so often, I’m not sure where I get it but it is just the way I am. I am thinking maybe pastels to finish. I thought of colored pencil, but pastels are so bright and that’s what I’m after. It needs a little tweaking before I start adding color. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of Roses for the Dead in future PPF’s.

I’m watching one of my favorite movies as I write this, Practical Magic. So fun 🙂  It’s getting me in a great little mood. Happy PPF everybody!

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