Sunday, October 19, 2014

NATURE DANCING and Bodega Bay...one of my most favorite places on earth...

 i delivered this today...
a commission...
for some very special people...
it's title; "Nature Dancing"
 
 
 
 it started out like this...
 
 
 
 then....
 
 
 
 it took so many turns,
 
 
 
 so very many layers of paint...
 
 
 
 fibers, modeling paste...
 
 
 
 it began to take on new and wondrous life,
yes, even to me,
the one painting it ;)
 
 
 
 these were 3 little lilting flowers up in the right hand corner...
but i HAD to turn them into little birds!
this was a beautiful learning experience, bold, and brave
for me...i wish there were a way to explain any or all of it...
and the family loved it!
 
 
 
 I'm still not through with gray...
 
 
 
 i added a little blue to it and painted another bench my husband made!
 
 
 
 last weekend, my nephew asked his 19 yr old son what he'd like to do special
for his birthday.
Zack said he'd love to go to the coast and visit where his grandma's
ashes were spread...taking his girlfriend, his dad and i...
his grandma is my sister Carolyn. ;)
 
 
 
 
 we stopped at the famous old Ernie's by the roadside, literally!
toasting that special sister of mine and mother and grandmother!
 
 
 
 these 2 found a crab and ran all over the place like young people do!
 
 
 
 the sun began to sink...
 
 
 
 the bitter sweet ride home was memorable,
dry docked boats by the roadside...
 
 
 
 gorgeous wild life and mudflats...
 
 
 
 roadside farms...
 
 
 
and a most gorgeous sunset.
 
 
CONTENTED and BLESSED are we...
oxox


Monday, September 29, 2014

Finishes and Random Tricks with my trusty paint BRUSHES ;)

 Finished and Framed ;)
 
 
 
 how she reads...
 
 
 
 
 I remain in GREY LAND still...
I painted a lampshade to change it ;)
nothing is sacred around here, from my gray paint brush these days...
 
 
 
 
 8" x 24" x 2"
one of my favorite sizes other than
going LARGER which I love too!
there are mucho layers, with tissue paper and fabric
pattern tissue paper peeking through within the buds!
 
 
 
 I am going to add some words...
 
 
 
 that go something like this...
 
 
 
 "you planted ________ in my heart...
and it's growing WILD!"
CAN'T quite decide on that word yet...open to all
suggestions to everyone, anyone ;))
 
 
 
 
I have been at some of my oldies and sanding them down to
flat and smooth...I thought this one was hilarious,
my husband said I should just sell it like this,
oh no I am not!

Fall shall come here some day...
;)
 
 
 


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