Monday, April 16, 2012

Small is Beautiful

I made a very exciting discovery while on a camping trip at Bodega Bay a few weeks ago:

A whole miniature universe growing on a small piece of rotting tree!

Lichen Town delights and inspires me to no end.  So full of magic and mystery.

I love to imagine what it would be like to shrink down to size and explore the wild jungles of this tiny world at an enormous scale.

I suppose this is the idea that has inspired my most recent watercolor creation:

Just a cluster of mushroom caps towering like tree tops.  

It's unclear who has shrunk and who has grown.  Bluebird doesn't seem bothered either way, but Fox appears somewhat confused. 

I think I'll continue to experiment with more small worlds, large-scale.  It is certainly a recurring fascination of mine, ever since I was very young.

This being the case, you can imagine how much it pleases me to be staying in an apartment with giant snails living above the refrigerator.

And a pair of tiny cats fwipping their tails atop a tin piano.

I'm fairly certain that they hold little recitals on the coffee table while Bryan and I are away.

It really does make me smile.

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