The rocks at the northern tip of Crane's Beach, looking across to Plum Island. It was taken last winter, when I was visiting my mother and walking her dog on the off-leash part of the beach. It was COLD, I tell you what, and the wind was stiff.
I am particularly pleased with the subtlety of the foot prints, and the ice encroaching. From another photo taken the same day.
And then there's the final mammoth's trunk – a series of circles separated with increasing numbers of beads. It has the perfect swing. I am going to waste a happy hour or so tomorrow glueing strips of fabric on the edges of each circle, and it will be perfect.
After staring at the small mammoth (is that oxymoronical?) I made a head for the two person mammoth for the upcoming show. The next steps are to get a layer of padding and fabric over it, and settle on the construction of the trunk.
Now I have to make a mammoth costume.
Not an extremely large costume, but a costume to make two kids look like a wooly mammoth.
I finally started work on the Crane Estate sale works. I am stumped by the current map-like view of the marsh, so I started this one today. It is from a photo I took on my mother's back step, looking north and east, across Plum Island Sound and the marshes behind it.
I had to spend some time dyeing the fabric for sky and water in the marsh, but I am pleased with the way this came out so far.