Thursday, September 3, 2009

For Lydia and Other Things

OK, I need to go to bed! Sleep for me is not going well again. I am trying to get everything ready for the first show. The gallery owner is fantastic, loves "more is more" and keeps saying that everything "fabulous and divine" which is really funny as those are 2 words I use to describe everything. She has also decided to put the show up a week early and tonight. So, here I got-fast! And, I did some self-portraits of my ancestor Lydia for another show I am doing and just wanted to get them done. I Saw these beautiful pink roses and went in the store to get them because I was so drawn to them. I was amazed to find out that they are named "Lydia" roses. I had to take the photos NOW! If I waited, Lydia's roses would have spoiled. So, here are some of the photographs. Still never sure what I am doing-mostly taking photos without my glasses on(and I can't see at all-I listen to the camera instead-I know that sounds crazy). I am wearing a gorgeous necklace by Jen Parrish of Parrish Relics Jewelry
Hope all is well with everyone in blogland! As always I love seeing and hearing about what you are up to.


Anonymous said...

Incredibly beautiful, as always! Those roses are gorgeous...what an intense color! Likewise, you get the most magically saturated colors in your photos...your show will be a huge success! (When is it? I missed the date somewhere...)
Stella xxoo

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I can relate! I am walking around in my night dress still today because I have been using the nights to set up for my show while the children and hubby sleep. There is unfolded laundry everywhere and fairies and more fairies laying all around waiting to be framed. lol Your portraits are gorgeous and I send you blessings, light, and luck for your show!!! Take care dear one.

Carol Anne Strange said...

Hello, my lovely Merle. Your show will be divine and wonderful and fabulous! Wish I could be there. As always, you look magical. Keep trusting in your instincts! Sweetest dreams to you and the littles. xx

Heather said...

wow, it was definately a sign for you to do the photos! perhaps Lydia is watching over you now???

Seriously, I want to do a painting of that one photo with the is soooooo gorgeous...

i wish we could play dress up picture day! boo hoo...

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you everyone for your kind thoughts! i am glad you can relate to me working in my pajamas! and, i still expecting my little cats to jump in and help me out anytime now though it hasn't happened in the last 8 years-their company is help enough.

these photos are for a show that opens 10 october. the show i am working on now was supposed to open 11 september and ends 10 october, but the gallery owner is so jazzed that she wants everything up now! so up it goes. this first show will be of my dolls and mixed media pieces. will keep you all posted and i hope you are all well!

tasha pixie-paint away! would love to see your interpretation!

Jen Parrish said...

SO very beautiful Merle!

RowanDeVoe said...

thanks jen! feel free to use any of these since i am wearing your gorgeous "song of spring"!

CatHerder said...


Ligeia said...

those are fantastic Merle
I especially adore the 3rd and the 4th!

congrats on the expo hun!!It will be a huge success Im sure <3

Holly Loves Art said...

You look fabulous and divine! These photos are gorgeous-gorgeous!!! Best of luck with your show.... can't wait to read all about it.

Have a lovely weekend,

a mermaids purse said...

Butterflies are made of this;
A lovely smile, a fairy's kiss,
A rainbow shining in the sky,
A fluffy cloud that passes by.
A gift from source thats with us still- A butterfly is perfect, free,
Brings beauty for us all to see...
(a fairy rhyme by Carol tibbs)

Such beautiful photo's x

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you terri!

thank you eva! so great to hear from you! wow! i love, love, love your profile pic! so dramatic and mysterious. hope all is well with you and thanks for letting me know your fav's- i have to pick out one to make life size and have been thinking i need to start over!

thank you holly! i need one of your pretty aprons to wear to the opening! hope you are having a lovely weekend with your albie!

kazzy-love that poem! perfect for the mood of this show. thank you for including it! hope all is well with you, your twin and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Roe Beautiful cool what ancestors! I hope to go up to Salem this year..I have had a crap of health issues that have not been inspiring at all!

RowanDeVoe said...

thank you! i think my ancestors have interesting stories, but they are so sad. i hope you can make it to Salem and am so sorry bout your health. i hope you are feeling better soon-it is impossible to create when you are not well. wishing you all the best!

Jennifer said...

I love these! Each of your series of photos has been so magical and beautiful.