Saturday, May 05, 2007

QUITE a character!

I thought I might share a fiber journal page I completed a couple of weeks ago. Life has been so hectic that I have not had a chance to post some of my latest pieces, so I thought I would try and catch up.

This particular artwork happens to be from the week of April 16th. It was a difficult time with the passing of our precious little pug, Zoe.

My husband and I spent many moments during those first few days reminiscing about her silly ways, and constantly commenting on how she was QUITE a character!

I am sure you all know what I mean by this. We all seem to have them in our lives... you know the types... quirky, interesting, frustrating, shake your head and wonder about them kind of people.... or pet in this situation.

Our Zoe was JUST that... stubborn, adorably cute, quirky, huggable, very much her OWN little ball of fur. We said her name MORE than any of our other pet's names because she was always up to something. But despite our frustration at times, she made us smile with her antics.

After painting this tiny bird, I was immediate reminded of our sweet dog. My little creature just seemed to have that sort of character-esque personality.

Every time I look at this piece, I smile at the idea of trying to tell some silly story hoping that the tale might coax a stubborn bird to sing.

This particular page is much more whimsical than any of my previous journal work which seemed perfect for capturing our Zoe's true spirit.


Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Tracie, I think you have captured it, I have tears in my eyes and think your piece is just beautiful. Or should that be Peace instead of Piece. Keep smiling and keep creating, it really does help. Linda ( Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage)

Tammy said...

This is such a sweet piece. Kip (my miniature American Eskimo dog) and I are sending you lovies.

Heather said...

This is a lovely piece. I love the little birdie and the quote. I am glad you are making art in memory of your sweet Zoe. Hugs

sue said...

You're making me cry:) It's just never easy, is it?

teresa said...

Adorable sweet bird tale!! Love it!

Holly Stinnett said...

Tracie, this is such a beautiufl piece. I love how you've added lace to the wings... so special.

Your Zoe sounds like such a special little girl. Just like my Chloe, she was a character too. She could be so difficult at times and had such a personality. I used to laugh when people would talk about unconditional love with their pets... NOT SO with Chloe. She was very demanding and she wanted everything her way. But I loved her for that.

It's amazing how art helps us through these tough times. Keep up the beautiful work, my friend.


Maija said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your darling Zoe....I don't think I have said it before. They are our little babies, aren't they?
Your page is beautiful!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely piece, I love the layout. Sorry about Zoe, she sounds as though she was a wonderful pet.

Alma Stoller said...

Hi Tracie,

You are such a talent. Great to have such beautiful memories to literally 'draw' from.