Friday, September 18, 2015

Honcho Poncho: The Tiny Instagram Donkey

I'm taking a break from the blog. Please peruse the older posts to learn more about some of my favorite painted feathers in the few past years. The blog is a nice archive of some of my past work.

In the meantime, I invite you to follow me on Instagram where I post one new photo each day under the username @elainemaisel. I share my painted feather work every few days, but am focused mostly on sharing the daily adventures of my tiny donkey, Honcho Poncho.

Honcho Poncho sleeps in a little tin matchbox that I keep in my purse or pocket when I travel through my day. When he's with me, I see possibilities and beauty in small things that I might have otherwise missed.

Find all his adventures at #honchoponcho on Instagram, where the hashtag is also occasionally occupied by little dogs named Honcho Poncho, men in camping gear, and a band from Seattle by the same name.

Cheers, y'all.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Three years have passed

I use bent paperclips to hang my framed feathers at shows. This is one of the paper clips my father bent for me at the Daphne Jubilee, October 2012, a few weeks before he passed away. He took the time to straighten them out, rather than turning them with the simple twist I use. He wasn't feeling well that day....grouchy and stiff and frustrated....and frustrating.... There was more love and support in his actions than i felt or realized at the time. I think of him each time I have a show and come across one of his paper clips, and I was thinking of him today, as the anniversary of his passing three years ago nears. Love you, Dad.