#100dayproject Day 41 Mother’s Day

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

It’s not hard to remember my mom’s last words to me because they are so simple and yet so profound. Those who know me know I laugh easily so this would seem an easy task. But my mom had lived through many hardships and she must have known I’d need reminding when life got bumpy for me, too.

Thanks Mom.

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#100dayproject Day 38

Upcycled paper from the Eiffel Tower from a trip taken in the mid 2000’s. Paint, newspaper, rubberstamp, ink and glue.

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

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#100dayproject Day 37

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

revolution

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noun rev·o·lu·tion \ˌre-və-ˈlü-shən\

a :  a sudden, radical, or complete change

This feels like the word of the day. On so many levels. On a personal level, I can see clearly for the first time in very long time. The “blessings” of getting early onset cataracts gave me the opportunity to have them removed and have them replaced with lens that help me see so clearly (and I’m just in the early days post-op—it takes weeks for eyes to settle into permanent vision). For those of you who were born with perfect eyes I will try to give you a picture of the difference in my vision. I can stand two feet from a mirror and actually see my eyes, nose, etc.—before this surgery my face was pretty much a complete blur (20/400). I was (according to my eye doctor) legally blind.  Now, colors seem brighter and I can see so many things I was missing. Smiling, Kate

 

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#100dayproject Day 36

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

I’ve always been pretty frugal. Back in college I would “upcycle” papers that had been torn away for larger prints. I would take bits of my poetry and have a running stream of conscious poem with imagery. In that spirit I created these first three panels from the amazing poetry of ee cummings.

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#100dayproject Day 35

I began using my collection of rubber stamps that I’ve either carved or designed. The “speak love” element brought another layer of drawing–a couple as the top layer. Then I played around with retaining the layers while highlighting the shapes of the couple. A fun experiment.

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#100dayproject Day 34

A day late posting this one on my blog….! Yes, I know this is out-of-season but the idea popped into my noggin so I went with it!

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Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

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