Posts tagged: bone painting

THE MANDIBLE PAINTING: GIVE STRESS A REST

THE MANDIBLE PAINTING: GIVE STRESS A REST
While I was painting the mandible I was constantly thinking about the tension I hold in my body, especially my face. This is why I very purposely painted it lying on its side. In addition to providing a fantastic view of the mandible's more important features it also shouts GIVE IT A REST. Give tension a rest, give guilt a rest, give stress a rest. Instead, acknowledge your feelings, recognize your problems, and move on.

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THE ETHMOID PAINTING: THE CREATING OF A WEAPON

THE ETHMOID PAINTING: THE CREATING OF A WEAPON

My ethmoid took awhile to paint, almost half a year, because I took an intermission in the midst of it. A few months after starting it I found I was pregnant with my third child and almost immediately had a fierce round of panic attacks to contend with. Even though I had been hoping to get pregnant, when it happened that third time, I was hit with such an intense round of anxiety it sucked the breath, the sleep, the peace right from my body.

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THE SPHENOID PAINTING: A LOVE STORY

THE SPHENOID PAINTING: A LOVE STORY

My sphenoid painting. The one that got me started on this bone-painting business. From first to final brushstrokes it took me about three months to complete. But the seed for the painting was planted probably twenty years ago, when my grandparents would come over for dinner. My walking-encyclopedia grandpa would play this trivia...

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