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    You may think you know about water. I think I knew all about water because you see, I was born under the sign of the water, I am an Aquarius. And even though I don't believe to the letter all they say about Aquarius, I know one thing... I am a little unpredictable.. like water. It can change, it can be soft or hard as a rock, it can fall from the sky, it can be hard to find. But it is always water. In large amounts in can be scary too, like a grown river, like a lake, like an ocean. These days I feel like a boat in the water. Everything around changing all the time and yet it looks kinda the same. and I'm afloat, going North, coming back.

    But I do not know everything about water. I can't tell how deep it is, I can't see the bottom of the ocean, I just have to trust that it's there. Water surrounding me, like a shelter holding my little boat traveling to shore. The journey is a happy one even if sometimes I misplace my compass.

    I made this with layer of blue paper that I cut to resemble waves. After I saw that the desired effect was not achieved, I then started painting little waves of white and blue add depth. The star is a wood cut star painted white and I drew a little compass that reads, "Ir al Norte" (traveling North) the boat is made with watercolor paper and pencil. I'm leaving this today at a birthday party my daughter is invited to!

    Contributors for this week,

    From the Depths by Kathy LaRocco

    Granola Poet

    Lena's Art

    Reader Comments (6)


    OK so where is the quote from? I swear it is from a song by Sting or the Police? I love the work. The feel or tone is awesome. The blues are beautiful.

    May 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKathy LaRocco
    I'm an Aquarius too! Did you know it's actually an air sign?
    May 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterfinelyspungirl
    i enjoy the way you explain everything, it's more than a "found art' project, it's a little peek into your thoughts, is that why it's under "journal" now, instead of where it used to be?
    May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLena
    Kathy, yes! the quote is from the song "All this time" by Sting. It happened to be playing while I was making this and I thought it went well with the theme.

    I did not know Aquarius was a sign of air. This shows how little I know of the zodiacs and all of that. I just always assumed aquarius was water... duh me...

    And thanks Lena for reading my little explanations, I have noticed that if I try to explain it rationally I'll over think the process and it becomes all too complicated. So sometimes I just write what I was thinking when I was making the art. But this also means I leave out important info I should've included too... like the materials used, etc... oh well..
    May 2, 2007 | Registered CommenterRosa Murillo
    Love this piece.
    May 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn
    This piece is...
    cool, moving, beautiful. I like the color (deep blue) and the boat is perfect.
    May 8, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermelba

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