Friday, February 17, 2017

SHARING WITH YOU...

 Here I was fighting
no sun for weeks
and beautiful rain...
WINTER BLUES!




 SEWING
fabric on the petals,
and
bringing the sunshine
INSIDE MY VERY SOUL.
And gave this to a niece that admired it full of excitement...
I
ADMIRE
her and love the way she "parents"
her little darling boy!
WIN WIN




 The very best of
HAPPY ACCIDENTS..



 While blobbing and saving extra paint...




 These 3
BEAUTIES
APPEARED...
I plan on using them some how, in a collage!




 Today,
while it poured rain...
I went crazy and made
giant stacks of collage papers.
(as if I don't have enough of them)
I went to town with
FW INKS!




 And you can tell,
I have been stuck inside...ugh...
Black out poetry...
read it slowly, one little white section at a time...
INTERESTING, huh?
I sure thought so and kinda humorous as well!




 YESTERDAY...
the only time we knew
THERE WAS A SUN SOMEWHERE!

I don't know about you, but when I was a little kid, I would make sun's at the top corner of the paper I was using and then made those big ol' rays pouring down?

I never knew they really existed until we moved here to Northern California...
GLORIOUS!!!




This one photograph portrays
the entire day yesterday!
It was wild...
THUNDER
LIGHTENING
DELUGE
and more.

EXCITING AND INVORGORATING...probably why I got so much done inside.

HAPPY WEEKENDER

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FIRST DAY OF SUNSHINE in a lonnnnnnng time...

 I painted some little ditties
one night...after deciding to PLAY.
We all know by now that I
LOVE
TO
PLAY!




 They are all done
on an old black photo album paper
I found at the Goodwill.




 Doing a little series like this,
got me thinking...
to possibly do a large series along
these lines.




 A black background
lends all kinds of new ideas!




 Much
FUN!!!




 She came out of nowhere...




 And now she's somewhere, hahahaha





 As I wandered in a back door
to a dumpy store...
I fell upon this little beauty!
No one had pruned it,
it didn't have a name...




Except for
"MINE"
A little pink and yellow blushing
BEAUTY
for
$2.50.

She is planted and will be pruned tomorrow.
Oh what wonders when she flourishes!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE...

Working
and
working...


 layers...
 and
drying times
 dyeing days...
 cardboard
fabrics
cheese cloth
plaster...
 torn and dyed papers
stencils
fountain pen writing with ink (so fun)
 new
loves
born
 going
wayyyy
outside the box...
and LOVING IT ALL!!!

 OLD ALBUM PAPER
dyed
and written on
 definitely
LAYERS OF LOVE



 Around the homestead, we



 caught these little critters on film!




Pepe!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

LITTLE OWLETS, AND SUNSHINE!

 Most of these little owls are 4" x 7"
Except for 2 that are 4" x 10"

I used FW Inks, pens, own painted collage papers.
They were such fun,
I just kept going
and going till
I ran out of substrates.
I hope you enjoy them as much as
they delighted me to paint them.
I kept finding myself,
giggling,
chuckling,
and laughing
right out loud!














































 I ran out to take this photo one evening, as the sun was already down and not much of it all day long.
It was soooo BEAUTIFUL!




 And finally one day,
the sun peeked out
just as it was time for it to go down.




 The next day it came all the way out and only rained in the morning!
As I was reading, I looked over on the wall, and thought
Man oh man,
it's been a lonnnng time since there was a shadow on that wall.
YAYYYYY




This was yesterday out one of our windows...
I felt like jumping up and chasing that
sun over the hills.
I didn't want it to go away!

Tomorrow,
the sun is supposed to peek out and then rain
is predicted for over a month.
I sure hope there are some little in betweens,
when the sun peeks out.

If not, I will have to make some phone calls and see who has the sun shining on their face and
GO THERE.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

HAPPY NEW JANUARY...

 Needing...





 craving...





 sunshine and
WATER to dive into...




 Doing a series of little owlets...
WHOO
would of thought!?




 close up of a larger piece...




 another
close up!
You have to look close up
at this tiny writing, hahaha





 painted this last night in my
art journal.
it has rained for so many days I have lost count...yes
after a 6 year drought...yes
we need it...but now it's flooding (not us).
ERGO...
FLOWERS for you and me.




 And now this morning...




DYEING
CHEESE CLOTH
AND
DYEING
for
SUMMER, SPRING or FALL!
just
not the bleak
winter here
with
NO
SUN.

WELL NOW...there is SUN inside of our house and a little bit in my heart.

WARM LOVE FROM ME