Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Offerings, Number Seven

Today's piece was never intended for this series; strictly speaking, it isn't even about Halloween.

It's one of those "happy accidents" that I love so much about art.

I was working from a photo I took of a dead tree in my mother's yard. I wasn't thinking about it much...I truly enjoy the spontaneous creativity that can emerge when I "just go with the flow", so to speak.

I wasn't even in a particularly "Halloween-y" mood.

But as I worked, I began to think "Are there...faces in there, among the branches? Some laughing, some crying for release?"


Yes, I believe there are...

The Soul Tree

Thanks again for joining me today, and I'll see you on Saturday!

And remember, leave me a comment--love it, hate it, give it a "meh"--and you'll get your name into a drawing for the print of your choice.



  1. I like the spooky feeling this image evokes. The stark white sky with the red highlights is a nice touch.

  2. One word...awsome! :o)

  3. Thanks, Rob and Janelle! I never intended this one to be spooky, but I'm happy with the results!

  4. I really like how the texture came out along the bark. It definitely has a creepy tone.

  5. I think this is my favorite so far! It's creepy at a glance, but when you really start looking, then it really gets interesting!