Sunday, September 21, 2014

Grays and Pillows and Good Wishes with HOPE...

it all started out like this..
Duck cloth, white, gray, and black paint...
 
 
 
 then some sewing, ripping and lots of LOVE words...
 
 
 
 some musical notes, stencils and free form writing...
then, more LOVE words...
 
 
 
 Viola'...some machine and hand sewing...
one of my work tables coordinate with my pillows now,
and I LOVE THAT!
 
 
 
 here are a couple under the windows...
 
 
 
 
 on the bench I repainted and we brought in for extra seating...
still haven't stopped with grays...
 
 
 
 I squealed out loud when I found this insect wing while swimming
the other day...it was just asking to be placed on this piece of work
that isn't finished yet. such a perfect fit!
 
 
 
 this was the sun going down through the smoke...
 
 
 
 this is small idea as to how much we can't see through the smoke...
 
 
 
Fires and drought in California again this summer are wreaking havoc...
so as the sun came up through the smoke yesterday...we left town for
awhile.
we are in no danger whatsoever, and praying for rain.
we are feeling quite GRATEFUL to have our home and families intact.
 
 
XOXO

Monday, September 8, 2014

OUR EARTH...

 FEATHERS, STENCIL, CHEESE CLOTH and PAPER and
MODELING PASTE (for raised effects)
 
 
 
 CHEESE  CLOTH, STENCIL, PHOTOGRAPH,
and MODELING PASTE
 
 
 
 GOOD WORDS, rose STAMPS,
and modeling paste
 
 
 
 here is what she reads...
 
 
 
 it's painted on a box end from a crate...
 
 
 
 that I also plastered part of it together, making it an integral part of the painting...
RUSTY WASHER, and other STUFF.
I'LL tell YOU, that I pulled off, from a distance it looks lighter and like a bleached out board, then when you near the wood, on closer inspection, many HAPPY SURPRISES! ;)
 
 
 
 
 WHIMSICAL, yes...
 
 
 
 IMAGINATIVE, yes...
 
 
 
 a DELIGHT to paint, yes...
 
 
 
I fixed the wheels later, no photo...it went off
to a new great nephew, just born...his mama is in a
ROLLER DERBY of women, and daddy is in
SPECIAL FORCES...he is being deployed at the end of this month,
for the second time, to Iraq (prayers are most welcome)
 
LOVE TO ALL

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beautiful GRAYs...Summer Days...

 yes, another angel...
 
 
 or she COULD be a fairy ;)...
 
 
 her words
 
 
 the rest of her words...
boo hoo, I spelled results wrong...
back to the drawing board..
ughh...
this will be yet another test of
MAGICALLY MATCHING COLORS!
 
 
 
 
 this is a close up of a finished piece I shared with you all previously...
when I get it matted and framed, i'll share the results!
 
 
 
I have been so enamored with "grays"...
as is this one on a plank, I have been working on for days
and days...and will show it's ending as well!
 
more HAPPY summer DAYS/DAZE MY FRIENDS,
wanda
XOXO

Monday, August 11, 2014

Northern California, Summer DAZE!!!

 an angel...
 intuitive...
 1st part of quote i chose for this piece...
 2nd half of quote
 
 
 
 
 a small framed abstract
titled "under our old cities"
 
 
 
 
 larger abstract...this is a center close up...
Title; "that day at the barn"
 a right side close-up,
i forgot to take this pic in it's entirety!
 
 
 
 
 this will be a first time the public will see this piece,
that i have shown you recently ;)
 up close quote...
and another...
 
 
At the last Auburn Art Walk, 2 months ago, the art tribe forgot to put my name and work on the map and where i would be...and we were made a make-shift sign etc...
so Placer Arts honored me and the store owner with another show, whoo hoo!
Shawna, the store owner hung all new work for me.
we are going to have wine and snacks and have another great evening of fun and friends. i used to hate these shows because i am kind of shy, but now my family and friends continue to surprise me and show up...so it's FUN!
 
oh how i wish some of my online buddies could be there too! such wondrous souls you are!
 
This Thursday night from 6-9, just in case you are in northern California ;)
 
HAPPY SUMMER DAZE/DAYS MY FRIENDS!


Monday, August 4, 2014

it's still SUMMERTIME!

 just before leaving on my little excursion to be with my sisters...
 
 I took about 100 of these, just mesmerized by this beauty and the way she flitted around the plants and myself ;)
 
 
 
 
 and then i told you how we have hidden the beans,
climbing on the sunflowers, from the deer...
 well...it's been GRAND luck..we have harvest LOTS of these
LONG HEIRLOOM green beans and flash frozen them, yum!
 their flowers smell just like sweet peas...i never knew that!
 
 
 
 
 this is Candy...YES we LAUGHED...
 AND read menu's...this is Cookie...
 she barbequed for us on their back patio in Seal Beach,
many an evening ;)
 
 
 
 
 we were heading for a night of music where Candy's son, my nephew was playing...
we had to stay in a motel rather than camp...this is Diane our mutual SISTER/FRIEND...
 WE tried to keep the luggage cart LIGHT, ha, trading, hauling, figuring out...
what to take to the venue and what to leave behind...not so LIGHT...;)
 
 
 
 
 one morning, i found my toothbrush in hardened wax as a candle burned down through the evening...no harm done and yes, laughter once again!
 
 
 
 
 we swam here during the day and then after
MIDNIGHT on several evenings...
so magical to us, looking at the stars, floating on our backs,
hearing the ships come in and far away laughter...
perfect summer nights to remember FOREVER!
 
 
 
 
 welllll...lookie here...
 
 i began an abstract as soon as i returned home.
the real colors were in between these two...
 and then it morphed into this as i freely (oh yes, there were some struggles) and intuitively (mostly) painted and glued and scraped away...
 and away...finding depths...
 and fun subterfuge...
isn't it just absolutely MYSTERIOUS...
i am in love where it is headed and
promise to share when completed.
 
the next Art Walk will be in 10 days...
the pressure is on...the beautiful pressure that i tend to work well with!
 
HAPPY MORE SUMMER DAYS MY FRIENDS!!!