Tuesday, May 26, 2015

THE DRAGONFLY...

 CUPBOARD DOOR





 10 1/2" X 28"
 
 
 
 
 
 Paint, modeling paste, papers, cheese cloth (mimic a wing)...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Photo Transfers, Fibers
 
 
 
 
 
 Dragon Flies....
 
 
 
 
 
Text...
 
 
 
 
 
i understand (but abhor) when people ask me how long a piece of art has taken me...
for so many reasons, i know they want to KNOW...
and for so many reasons, i don't want to say, most of the time.
One piece might take a few hours, another, a few days, weeks, months and this one...
 
if you were to ask...;)
a year...or it could have taken 6 months...
 
you see, i NEVER EVER keep track.
it seriously is not important to me HOW LONG...
 
 
it's what i LOVE
it's what i am PASSIONATE about
it's what i darn near live for some times
IT IS
;)
 
HAPPY TUESDAY FRIENDS
and thank you always, those that leave a comment,
giving me clues as to how a piece might make you feel,
the colors you like, the style of something that speaks to you,
and more!
 
THANK YOU

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHIMSICAL DAYS...

 a time to play...
 
 
 
 
 yesterday...
 
 
 
 
 finding my way...
 
 
 
 
 remembering to play,
 
 
 
 
 AT LEAST...
once a DAY!
 
 
 
 
 LETTING my paint brush and colors
in my mind's eye
take over
SLOWLY
SURELY
APTLY
my WAY...
 
 
 
 
 allowing my color loves to
come through
from my heart
 
 
 
 
so many days of THIS...
such a premonition of rain...
yet not...
we'll all survive
and find the ALIVE in our earth
reveling in the OFFERS
chiming in with the crickets, birds and frogs...
RELISHING all at each given moment.

Friday, May 15, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY!


BARREL STAVE GIRLIES,,,




 READY TO HANG...
 
 
 
 
 UP CLOSE FABRIC,
IT'S CHIFFON...it blows in a breeze ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 "BLOOM"



 
 A portion of her LONG COPPER legs with a flower attached!
 
 
 
 
 READS AT THE TOP
 
 
 
 
 Blooming and Changing!
 
 
 
 
 This storm looked like it was on it's way yesterday afternoon..
it was dark and BEAUTIFUL...
 
THUNDER AND LIGHTENING...
 
 
 
 
 GUSTY WINDS...
 
 
 
BARELY A FEW DROPS...ah well...it was SOMETHING FINE
TO OBSERVE.
 
 
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE
;)))

Monday, May 11, 2015

JUNE ARTWALK PREPARATIONS...

 GEARING UP FOR JUNE ARTWALK here, near our home town...
in the big REAL CITY of AUBURN, CA.
A cupboard door..
a long time to it's fruition,
along with some other
CUPBOARD DOOR ACTIVITIES
 (that i'll share soon)
 
MATERIALS:
plaster
paint
cheese cloth
little "ditty"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 own personal photo transfers are within...
 
 
 
 
 a bit of strength in IRON and FIBERS...
 
 
 
 
 the IMPORTANCE of WORDS and FIBER...
 
 
 
 
 
 grungy aged look...it is!
 
 
 
 
 
 ATTIRE on a new BARREL STAVE GIRL...
 
 
 
 
 
her SET OF copper LEGS...
her FACE debut,
 in next post...
 
 
The Artwalk always gives me that push to DIVE in DEEPER and
get
ORGANIZED!
 
I am focused, some of the time ;)
 
HAPPY MONDAY

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CREATIVITY ABOUNDS

 Journal page...
an exciting one!
When I am able to re-purpose my own artwork into a piece,
I am thrilled over and over
each and every time!
That CARDBOARD PIECE, a flower I showed you awhile back...
I printed and cut it, mixed it up and used it for her head piece...YAYYY!
(she's on Pinterest;)
 
 
 
 
 I BELIEVE THIS, do you?
 
 
 
 
 on a weekend day, my niece Katie called up and asked what I was doing...
WE ENDED UP, each of us making an art journal.
This was her first!
I thought it so terrific!
We had so much fun painting, drawing, stenciling, gluing...
ALL DAY LONG,
from START to FINISH.
this is the FRONT of her journal...
 
 
 
 
 this is the BACK of her journal...
 
 
 
 
 this is ONE of her many pages...
 
 
 
 
 and another page...
she just dived in and I LOVED watching her EXPLORE,
JUMPING INTO THE DEEP END, right away.
then stepping back and saying,
"show me something else" and
made these ALL HER OWN!
 
 
 
 
 here are a few of my inside pages...
 
 
 
 
 this type of journal gives one a jump start on each page...
 
 
 
 
 we EXPLORED so much together...
We received the best of both worlds...
LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER...
when we leave ourselves WIDE OPEN for ANYTHING...
 
 
 
 
 YES, just anything...
one thing leads to another...
and creativity leads to...
more creativity...
 
 
 
 
 NEXT DAY...
 
 
 
 
 a BLUEBERRY photoshoot...
 
 
 
 
 to re-purpose...
INTO
A
PAINTING
that I am working on!
i'll show it soon!
 
 
HAPPY, the day after
CINCO de MAYO!
 
;)