Thursday, February 23, 2006


A scan of part of my latest painting. This is a light sketch on an 11x14 inch canvas. I have turtles on the brain lately. I dreamed of turtles and terrapins and paintings celebrating them. I can still remember the first time I learned of the turtle as a symbol of creation - at 11 years old reading Stephen King's IT. That book was my favorite for years and years!

For those interested in a more serious discussion of the cultural significance of the tortoise, I'm in the process of requesting permission to link to a very interesting site on animal symbolism. I'll update ASAP. - JoyceB


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