Friday, March 27, 2009

on paper wings

I mailed Supria's altered book, "On paper wings" off to Rita, and when she returned from a vacation in Florida it was waiting... all ready for her to add her art to the next pages... 

Oh, how can I put into words what working on this book was like to me!  Challenging, yes... because I am so used to working on my own themes... but magical because I got to learn more about the heroic Helen Keller.  What I found was the most touching was her childhood.  

Imagine, one minute "seeing" the world with all your senses, and to then have two of them vanish... how horrible, no wonder she was so frustrated and angry.  And then her teacher and life-long friend came into her life... the gifts that she gave Helen were never-ending and so inspiring... 

Here are a few sneak peaks of parts of the pages I did for "On paper wings."  You can see more "peaks" of my art in Supria's  on this post in my blog:  River Garden Studio.


  1. Beautiful glimpses Roxanne. And I definitely can see your style in each of them. Looking forward to seeing all the pages live and in person!

  2. I love the work --- Your work is very inspiring and soothing, and evokes emotion......I love the colours and symbols you chose....thanks so much for being part of this project...can't wait to see it in person and touch the pages...As Helen would have done..eyes closed, heart open and my world in my finger tips....

  3. Roxanne, the strength you portray in the glimpses of the wings you have shown exemply the determination and unstoppable quest for knowing the world in what one would think would be a dark soundless world. But Helen clearly filled her life and that of the world's with vision, creative expression and a spirit that we can all be in awe of. Can't wait to see and feel your work in my own hands.