Fancy Dress Ball
by Donna Coleman
The painting Fancy Dress Ball is based on an event that has taken place every year for at least thirty years - a New Year's Eve party given by a long-standing social group at a prominent hotel in Washington DC. I have been fortunate enough to be a guest at this party a few times.
All the 80 year olds can dance rings around the younger people.
They dress better, too!
by Cynthia Lynn Buchanan
My Angel rests, exhausted and satisfied that She has guided Me through a life
worth living. I dreamed that I would have many Children, but it was only a dream.
Now that the changes have begun to come upon me, my heart no longer aches to be
Mother to Child. There is the reality that I am one of the last twigs at the end of a
million branches on my Family tree, and sadness that this last leaf clings on so
strongly, against the inevitable fall and the unknown winter to come. My Angel rests
and contemplates Her own barren existence and knows that I have come to realize
that She is Me.
Quilt: Art To Mend the World
A Letter to Women—compassionately looks at the confusions that get in the way of fulfilling our potential and capacity for being powerful. In the busyness of everyday lives many of us have forgotten how to support and encourage the making of things, our own things.
"Beautiful women. How can we continue to forget what must be passed on? The knowledge, the stories, the legends and healings of our grandmothers, great grandmothers, cultures, places, songs. The world is not only made of money. The world is also made of culture, seen and unseen, tangible and intangible. Remember. As women, around the world, we are truly all connected."
by Suzanne Cheryl Gardner
"The artist who paints the magic of life"
Please view my bright colorful pieces at www.suzannesart.com
by Katherine Radic
My son is an art teacher. He is the one that inspired me to do the sculpture.
I didn't particularly like the idea of entering "The non-fertile, hag-like, crone-like
stage of life". Instead I wanted to feel beautiful, sensual and very much a vibrant
woman. That feeling of wanting to dispel the "unattractive, unfeminine" image came
out in the sculpture. I really did not know what the sculpture was going to look like
when it was completed. It is app. 3 1/2 " high and egg-shaped (representing the ovum).
I carved a woman’s body across the front of the egg, with arms outstretched under her
hair that is flowing down the back of the egg. Sperm are swimming away from her body.
She is no longer fertile, but she is rejoicing in her femininity and sensuality. (Her womanness) She is literally bursting out of the negative image that women in menopause are associated with. The picture was taken outside in an altar-like setting
by Nancy Goodman Lawrence
This autobiographical piece is an original collage from
which I have created
a Limited Edition Giclee Reproduction series. I am still "fanning
but I try to do so with humor. Please visit my website at:
"It wasn't until I learned to hold and nurture my "rooster"
- the part
of me that fights so hard against/for change - that I could begin
to open to the wisdom of menopause." Kristrinah
Artwork by Kristrinah Ayala