Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Maybe I should've waited until tomorrow


Why am I sad? I finished Adoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe today. It would seem that would be occasion to be happy but once again, I feel a sense of loss. She is in the mail winging her way to Santa Ana, CA. If she is chosen for the competition, I will not see her again for about a year (except for the Houston Show in October) Adoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe turned out to be one of the most embellished pieces that I have done. The same sadness came over me as I watched my Lexus drive off into the sunset just last week. Maybe I have had too many good-byes lately.

I will be ecstatic if she is chosen for the traveling show but I will be just as happy if she returns to her happy home. I am possessive about what is mine; ask my son or my husband. I want to keep whom I love close to me. Over the years, the Madonna has figured in my life and I have wanted "to do" something with her image for a long time. Now, I have done it & she is nothing like I thought she would become. I didn't know how she would mature for me; I just went with the energy that I felt.

And as devoted as I was to this piece, I am also fickle! I was out hunting new treasures yesterday. I managed to score some nice broken jewelry full of potential for the next Madonna--one based on the Sea with oodles of seashells.

Please visit my photo album for about 20 detailed pictures. The link is in the sidebar as Debra's pictures. ~~~Debra

12 comments:

Rian said...

Debra, as you know, I am bowled over by this work! I was unaware we would get to see the Hoffman entries in Houston. Wonderful! Bonus time--I am so looking forward to seeing this work live and in person.

Teri said...

Wow Debra, you really went to town with the embellishment! I love it! Keep us posted on the HC trip, They usually have a Hoffman exhibit in Paducah every year to. Can't wait to see what you will do with your next piece! teri

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks Rian & Teri! We are all waiting patiently for the results now--Rian has her Flamenco! piece and don't you have your Day of the Dead piece in limbo for the Houston Show, Teri? exciting stuff!!

Sonji Hunt said...

Very encrusted and yummy yummy yummy. The colors are so brilliant as if the sun were just setting fire to it all. Good stuff.

Two Madonna Gals said...

Debra, you know I think your quilt is fabuloso! Great job! Now I feel the pressure to move my Guadalupe quilt forward. Barbara

Debra Spincic said...

Thanks Sonji! Besides being yummy, it is heavy! Weighed in at 3 ½ pounds!!

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, B, time to move your Lady forward. I think you have the beginnings of something good. I am wondering about using the same image for all of mine. . .just wondering. I may change my mind tomorrow! What do you think?? Although I love those images of the antique Madonnas too. Decisions, decisions.

Debra Spincic said...

Rian, another good reason to come to Houston! and yes, she is heavy--3 ½ pounds!

Becky said...

Wow! What can I say? This piece is exquisite!! I wish I could see it in person. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Debra Spincic said...

Becky, I'll let you (and the world!) know if it gets into the Hoffman Challenge. That show may be traveling to your area soon.

Sharkeysday said...

Absolutely wonderful. I love all the embellishment!

arlee said...

That is just stunning! Surely a devotional in a sense in the amount of time you spent embellishing it! Absolutely gorgeous!