Better Late Than Never

I, again, have neglected this blog … a change is in the future. I have been having some difficuulty with another blog of mine and I may find it time to leave it behind. What a shame though … so many years, and much art, recorded there !

I have been working lately on a series of portraits that showcase the direct female line of the maternal side of my family. About ten years ago, book called ‘The Seven Daughters Of Eve’, grabbed my attention and my interest in mtDNA. So, I had my myDNA tested and I found out that mtDNA is passed ONLY from mother to daughter ! How interesting is that ! And, my earliest ‘mother’ was born approx. 11,000 years ago. How unfortunate that I will never know anything about her … only that her line mutated from another … and can be traced back to the original Eve. But, through my amateur attempts at genealogy, I know who my gr.gr.gr.grandmother, maternal side, is !

Her name was Laura Fields, her daughter was Nancy Greer > Margaret Davidson > Esther Irene Deacon > Laura Irene Deacon > ME !

I have photos of Margaret Davidson on down and when my series is complete up to me, I hope to add portraits of my daughters (3) and my granddaughters (5) 😉 Gee, now that I have written it down it seems like daunting task !

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Margaret Davidson, gr.grandmother

Esther Irene Deacon Currie

Esther Irene Deacon, grandmother

Laura Irene Currie Deacon

Laura Irene Currie, mother

Posterized Me

Sharron Elizabeth Deacon, ME !

Two portraits have been completed ;

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Sharron Elizabeth Deacon, me !

 

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Margaret Davidson

Lots of work ahead … starting Esther Irene Deacon next week !

 

 

 

 

Artist’s Statement ….Part Two

This is so true … we, as women do not value ourselves as we should … or our work ! Thank you for putting this in writing. I will share it on my blog.

The Pale Rook

The Pale Rook

So remember that thing I applied for?

My application was successful.  I was selected to take part in a project at Scotland’s Craft Town,  the wonderful West Kilbride.   I’ve been a massive fan of the Craft Town since I first found out about it a few years ago, so I’m massively chuffed to be a part of it.  The project I’m involved in takes selected craft makers based in Scotland and gives them specialist business mentoring and studio space for six months.   For the first time in over a decade I am being mentored rather than mentoring others, which has been quite a shock to the system.

The first meeting of the participants, organisers and business mentors involved an exercise where we had to think of things that limited our business or things that we were worried about and then we had to decide whether these things were Financial…

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I am Canadian … pleased to meet you !

Do you wonder what the hell is going wrong with the world ? I sure do.
An interesting quote by Napoleon Bonaparte;
” Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich”

Another ‘author unknown’ quote speaks volumes;
“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we are afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.