Monday, March 20, 2017

MONDAY IN MARCH...

 Okay folks...
it started raining again.
Annnd
I am down to one handed
painting
gluing
cutting (ughh)
due to some health issues.
I AM MAKIN' it I tell ya'!
Nothing is going to stop me (I pray)




With practice, one can start doing things
beyond what we ever thought we could do!
Uh Huh.

And it's such a great thing that I have been going out on a limb with abstract.
I shall
KEEP GOING further...


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

"HUMMMMMMMMM"

 Torn paper body
cut out mag for wings
dyed cheese cloth on body
acrylic paints
gold leaf on throat




A little
5" x 7"
for the sweetest
hardworking
niece
evah!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A SUNNY WEDNESDAY IN MARCH...

 I needed to post these today...




 I am close to  being finished, but needed to see
how these show up in this setting.




 There are 50 million layers on this painting.
And I have been working on it for months!





I just know that I am going to have to take it outside and
get better photos.

The brown/gold little squares are hand dyed fabric.

i'm smiling big...

THE SUN
HAS BEEN
OUT
THIS ENTIRE DAY.
aND WE HAVE EVERY WINDOW
OPEN OPEN OPEN!



Sunday, March 5, 2017

AND NOW IT IS MARCH AGAIN...

 Just
when
I
think I am finished with a piece...
I wake up in the morning, noticing that little green/brwn
semblance of a building on the horizon.
So back to the drawing board.
I am going to add a few other little tidbits down on the bottom portion...



 Close up of the abstract tree




 Cardboard, sewn painted papers..
The papers are from the 1980's.
They are so fragile until I add soft gel, I can barely pick them up. So fascinating what was published back then.




 Book binding materials and excerpt from old newspapers!




 Mark making yesterday...





 to use in my collage pieces.
EXTREME (not skiing)
joy in painting.




 Remember the old photo albums I found in the good will?
Well that paper is DIVINE...
BACKGROUND COLOR
TEXTURE
TOOTH...
It lends itself to such a different avenue and feeling for me!




 This one came as hail and rain poured more today.
My way of dealing with NO SUNSHINE here in the Northwest.
It's a good way...
pouring paint and sewing little new skirts for my stick girlies.




Flowering Plum
out through the screen in my studio.
It is magnificent this year!
Signs of spring that shall come one day soon I hope.

HAPPY MARCH FRIENDS!



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!