Saturday, March 21, 2009

the twiglettes burst forth...

a repeat post and update...

bed photo: slmetalworks.com

this did it...one look is all it took....this very picture of a magnificent metalwork bed by shawn lovell...inspired a whole new stream of creativity for me...

upon seeing this dreamy bed....i immediately took up my pencil and began sketching...before i knew what happened...twiggie and sprig were born...they sprung to life out of the end of my graphite...just as a branch emerges from a tree...

re-introducing the twigles...


twiggie and sprig



then i was off to find just the right twiglet...for the mixed media pieces i will reveal in the near future...it took some doing...but on this walkway to the beach i found just the right twigs....from a a gnarled beach tree...the tiny twigs just called, "make wings out of me".

i am fascinated with the possibilities of them...so many ideas...so little time...

these are the first portraits from 'the twigles' series...they are so adorably cute...twiggie is a little shy and soft spoken...while sprig is a tomboy wanna be...now a new sibling...and soon to be a brother...so what's the story...



In the valley of Barque on the banks of the Seeda River lives a family of twiggles named Twiggleberry-Dew...a most curious family to be sure.

To the real world a twiggle is a triangular wiggle, but this is a curious world, and nothing is as it seems. Between remarkable and extraordinary are the tales, which are woven on the loom of Leavern, a most curious twiggle elder. And we visit the unconventional shoppe of Leavern today….

You enter the shop underneath a purple leaf-shaped sign with a large letter L on both sides. To the left as you enter is a large loom that covers the front window of the shoppe overlooking the river. Seated at the loom is a small purple-haired woman singing loudly as she spins.

Without missing a single beat she says, “Welcome” and smiles a most curious smile and her eyes twinkle with mischief. She makes a waving motion with her left had that conveys the message that the shoppe is to be investigated, perused and enjoyed. Still singing and clanging the loom in rhythm, one cannot help but feel curious.

I am still standing in the doorway when I notice that the loom does not have fabric or threads, but a wondrous amalgamation of words and imagination coupled with heart, soul and creativity.

She notices my curious eyes; for this is unlike anything I have ever seen. “The warp is made of imagination and the shuttle is loaded with words spun from the heart,” she explains. Her gaze crosses the room to a group of young maidens spinning. They appeared to be talking as they spun, but not to one another. They were in a trance-like state and were speaking to themselves or to their individual muses, I know not which. No, they were not speaking at all…but the results of their spinning, a marvelous blend of words, was.

Yet it was not disconcerting at all, this jumble of words spilling forth from the spinning wheels…it was melodious and easy on the ear. It made one feel mellow and content.

As I watched in astonishment, I realized that I was immersed in wonderment in the curious Valley of Barque... to be continued...learn how they get their wings...
the original paintings and prints will be available next week on boutique cre8tiva...along with a few more surprises...


this is sprout...the newest sibling...she is the fun party girl...

i have been so out of focus recently...i had a little time to reflect and restore this week...what i do know is that God loves me...and i believe that He has a great plan for my life...i don't know what He knows...so i am going to trust Him to get me there...this is a new life and a new day and i must live it...and stand i my truth...the new and improved rebecca is journeying forth...Cre8Tiva in tow...

Pleae visit my other blog The Artist as a Spiritual Explorer for inspiration for the soul...

3 comments:

tangled stitch said...

Love the twiglets, so happy to see you and your whimsical work back on the web!

Renee said...

Good morning new and improved Rebecca.

I love the story and I adore the girls. Excellent.

It is a new day.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Tess said...

Wow, Wow and Wow. I love the wonderful tale you are weaving here.

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