Back to Tree of Life

It has been a while since my last post about the film. I have been having a very busy summer; spending time with our families in July. At the beginning of August, our babysitter quit working -she’s getting married- and my daughter started to go to kindergarten half day, 5 days a week. So, we have been trying to get used to our new life.>

After taking a long break, I wanted to start with modifying the tree of life and making the small birds which represent the souls left their bodies after death and waiting for their birth again. Tree of life is a motif in various world mythologies and the birds sitting on its branches often associated with the souls. So, here they are:

On the bottom right, you see a quick installation of the bird onto a branch. I am currently working on these and will show final pics of tree of life and birds with my next post.

 I made these birds out of super sculpey. There are 15 birds sculpted and cooked. The necklace on my neck is a gift from Shelley… a bird nest and the egg; giving me luck and love for stop motion, for life…

Painted with white acrylic first and then used blue antique powder paint for an older look and some dimention. And ofcourse my little assistant was there to help me out 🙂 By the way, the Tree of Life oil painting on the wall is a reproduction of one of Natasha Wescoat’s which I painted when I was pregnant to Zeynep.

Modification of the tree: I made some new brances and smaller leaves. I was not totally happy with the previous look. Now, it looks a lot better and I will post new pics later..

From Halfland… From Shelley..

This morning, I have received a pack of love, friendship, warmth, life, support, goodwill, happiness from the land of Halfland. A treasure came all the way from California. It was one of the most emotional moments in my life.. opening up the envelope, seeing all those beautiful things she sent me.

I met Shelley after following up her process to make a tree for my film. Coincidence… after months, I was working on tree of life again and the package arrived. The 2nd Halfland button, leaves from the Answer Tree, stop mo water gel samples and many other things treasure besides the gifts she handmade for us!

I really do not know how I can thank you Shelley. You are there lighting up my path….