Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ALMOST THANKSGIVING DAY HERE in our neck of the woods...

 Listening to Christmas carols
tonight.
While painting on old wood to make a hanger for a gift.
LOVE
painting on old wood and how the cracks and imperfections show up!
Need to find her words and make a hanger 
that will go well with her look.




 I'm about midstream
with this one.
I am so good at playing...
ERGO



 My photo "thingy" that came with our computer,
updated itself yesterday.
So I played with it.
Seeing if i'd like to make the above painting into
flowers or the like.
Nah...don't think so.
But now I have a cute pic to glue on something for a gift.
is a 
close up of the abstract.
I have some ideas running through my head.
But I never know what
the end will bring.
STAY TUNED...
I promise to show you when I finish...
but...
I cannot promise "when",
not even for myself.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY
for those that celebrate with their 
family
and 
friends.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

IT'S ALREADY TUESDAY again...

 Prepping 




 UNFOLDING




 All the surprises begin




 And the magic starts...




 Churning
around in my brain...
Ready for explosions of...




Starting
new
pieces...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

IT'S A TUESDAY, but i painted these faces YESTERDAY...and i only like one of them...

 something
I've
been
working on...
old music sheets (they smell old)
paint, words, and charcoal




 Some of these papers are so
old
they almost crinkle 
under my fingertips
before I can glue them down
I LOVE THEM




 Yesterday...
I painted so many blues and greens
all over so many different
papers!
I think it makes me feel like i'm 
swimming in beautiful water.





 I do not
like her eye placement.
But...
I like her "feel"
so she will
remain thus!




 I continue to attempt
to paint my faces so they don't all look
the same.
Maybe I am finally making strides?




This is it for today...sharing that is...

Friday, November 3, 2017

SERENDIPITY and JOYFUL SURPRISES...

 some newer news
and work...
WRITING WITH A 
FOUNTAIN PEN (I love)
on 
old black grungy paper
from and old grungy photo album
found at the Goodwill!




 Then I took lots of photos of these
I changed some on our "computer photography" thingy




 I was creating them for a specific few projects.
But like all good surprises,
I have already used them in other projects, before even reaching the intended ones.
LOVE
when that happens!
I'll try to dig up where I used them and show you later.




 I am hoping not to bore anyone to tears,
but...
in having to search for baby pics of our one and only...
I thought I'd post these few and then share a few things that happened while and after the search.

This is our Erin Lea.
We adopted her as a newborn. 
YEAH...miracles do happen.
She's going to be 34 when she has her own baby in January. 
That is the exact age I was when we adopted her.
I love serendipity!



.
 This is her backside and Bambi, whilst camping at Shasta Lake, California.
She has been an
absolute
JOY
in our entire family.



 An added tidbit:
After searching and sending the photos off to her friend, I painted this little face.
It looks nothing like her.
Though,
I am constantly amazed at how much we are influenced by our own selves, putting our heart and souls into our work, eh?
People talk about this all the time...and then 
BAM
there it is 
right in front of me.
LOVE
that!
When I finished this,
I
did
not
like
it 
one bit. 
When I found it by accident today...
LOVED 
it!
What the heck...I didn't even remember painting her, it was a couple of weeks ago.
And 
I
LOVE
that!

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND FRIENDS!





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IT'S A TUESDAY...

 Today I played while my large paintings were drying...
I experimented with collage paper
and 
FW INKS.




I decided to make book marks.
I found out what I like and don't like.
In the meantime I have some little gifts to give.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

AUTUMN COLORS...

 Oh why oh why
couldn't I find
that
one
bottle of Q?
Well...duh!
 I had a hankerin'
for some hot wax...
and so...




And
I hadn't painted a face in awhile...
so I pulled her off yesterday.

I see an 
UNINTENTIONAL
series of red and orange going on here!
Must be the season.
OH YES.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I MIGHT BE BACK...

 I feel like I should have something so
DRAMATIC here,
on my return.
Thank you Katherine Jeanne Wood for that xo

So, instead...
I posted this cute funny book
I purchased 
for a brand new 
BABY GIRL,
our first grandchild ever.
Venna Sloane is supposed to enter
our stinkin' world around January 8.
BIG NEWS
HAPPY NEWS
MIRACULOUS NEWS
for us.



This photo explains
the new season we've entered 
around here.
The leaves are turning those grand fall colors.
The evenings are trying to cool down...
Today is 89 degrees...wow, so changing mother nature can be!
Soon it might really be autumn...we'll see.

In the meantime...this felt like a whole new universe to me. And i'm hoping to be able to re-enter again, into my little blog world.

I am also on Tumblr, I had to find somewhere to put my art work memories and see it in print.
The address there is On the Edge of my World. Or;
wandamariearchive.tumblr.com/

FLY LIKE THE WIND FRIENDS