Saturday, January 14, 2017

LITTLE OWLETS, AND SUNSHINE!

 Most of these little owls are 4" x 7"
Except for 2 that are 4" x 10"

I used FW Inks, pens, own painted collage papers.
They were such fun,
I just kept going
and going till
I ran out of substrates.
I hope you enjoy them as much as
they delighted me to paint them.
I kept finding myself,
giggling,
chuckling,
and laughing
right out loud!














































 I ran out to take this photo one evening, as the sun was already down and not much of it all day long.
It was soooo BEAUTIFUL!




 And finally one day,
the sun peeked out
just as it was time for it to go down.




 The next day it came all the way out and only rained in the morning!
As I was reading, I looked over on the wall, and thought
Man oh man,
it's been a lonnnng time since there was a shadow on that wall.
YAYYYYY




This was yesterday out one of our windows...
I felt like jumping up and chasing that
sun over the hills.
I didn't want it to go away!

Tomorrow,
the sun is supposed to peek out and then rain
is predicted for over a month.
I sure hope there are some little in betweens,
when the sun peeks out.

If not, I will have to make some phone calls and see who has the sun shining on their face and
GO THERE.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

HAPPY NEW JANUARY...

 Needing...





 craving...





 sunshine and
WATER to dive into...




 Doing a series of little owlets...
WHOO
would of thought!?




 close up of a larger piece...




 another
close up!
You have to look close up
at this tiny writing, hahaha





 painted this last night in my
art journal.
it has rained for so many days I have lost count...yes
after a 6 year drought...yes
we need it...but now it's flooding (not us).
ERGO...
FLOWERS for you and me.




 And now this morning...




DYEING
CHEESE CLOTH
AND
DYEING
for
SUMMER, SPRING or FALL!
just
not the bleak
winter here
with
NO
SUN.

WELL NOW...there is SUN inside of our house and a little bit in my heart.

WARM LOVE FROM ME


Sunday, January 1, 2017

NEW YEAR, NEW START, HAPPY....

Hoping this is a sign
for my
evolving
art work.

I've been
all over the
map lately.
Some pieces work,
some are only
okay.

Such a long ways to go yet,
but thinking,
I finally have my finger on some
certain pulse.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Working in my art journals...letting go more and more...

 I found two old
photo albums in the thrift store.

They have the best paper ever in them to paint on!

The small flowers hold my own torn "painted papers"

I used acrylic, torn catalog papers and inks on this one.






 I let my self follow the paint around on this one.
I wrote some words in brown and white with a fountain pen.
and then,
the
BIRDIE!




 More play for the background.
I am in love with turquoise and manganese blue
TOGETHER
right now.
This reads;
"seeing perfection in the imperfect nature of the world"





More play!

It is so relaxing and peaceful while painting...
having the world go away,
and just play.

I wish this for all of you...
PEACE.



Saturday, December 17, 2016

LEARNING CURVES...

 I have been playing, studying, experimenting
of late.
I have been so frustrated, not being able to work on my large canvases because of so many distractions.
So I started painting on every possible substrate in sight, within my studio and YES,
out of my studio.
Filling up my little art journals like crazy, still frustration.
I told a friend I know that I am evolving and changing with my art, little steps at a time...
and then
HOW 'BOUT THAT...
in my little ol' life as well.
It all goes hand in hand.

So now, this piece, I was exploring and mixing colors that I love.
I really wish I would have left it longer to "percolate", but I
did not!

I even thought I might just throw in the towel to some degree.
And then...
THAT MAGIC
always comes.
My days have been filled with family and friends love, how can I be frustrated I ask.
My creative discoveries are always worth the wait, how could I doubt this.
 I started painting
"her".
Oh, my love of faces.
I tried changing how I proceed normally and tried to improve on anything concerning the face.




 And so
here
she
is.
I learned more, and shall continue on this journey.
I outlined her with a white dip fountain pen...
I am so in love with this fountain pen lately,
I've been writing all over every chunk of paper I have.
 Her words...
my words...
my thoughts...
my feelings...
There is a LOT
that went into this little painting.
I share all of this as I know other artists run up
against these happenings.
I hope this helps or affirms your feelings, it has mine as well.



 I've done a few more of these little "Inks",
one didn't turn out.




 This is absolute play time...
and I
ALWAYS
learn so much when letting go!




Here are words for

ALL OF US!

XOXO



Thursday, December 8, 2016

WINTER...

 So...
here I am in my studio.
After
cooking and baking
most of the day...
I popped into my art journal
and painted the colors I am craving!



These 2 pieces
are NOT THE COLOR of
CHRISTMAS.

It is raining and foggy and we are going to have dayssss
of this, and even though we need it and it's wonderful...I start to get blue.
So why not paint the blues away!
Seems as though I've been here before
during winter time, ha!

Stay STRESS FREE friends as much as possible

xo