Saturday, September 24, 2011

"INVENT YOUR OWN WORLD"

She was given an improvement or two...

...THEN, she dressed in her special ensemble...real dried flowers and gorgeous sheer fabric!!!



...and then she was FRAMED!!!





lookin' at her any which way...we can "invent our own world"!! She is heading off to Tango Yogurt or down south to Orange County

California, that is *}


Happy Weekend Friends

XOXO







Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's still so HOT here in Northern Cal and these works were found in our local yogurt shop....

an extremely special person, julie bought this, "SECRET KEEPER".


i was so thrilled because she said she absolutely fell in love with her, her words and perfect colors in her home...(ya' just never know, eh?)


THIS/she was one of my absolute favorites, i almost kept her...but today HEATHER purchased her. as i spoke to her over the phone she said she had red hair herself :). i forgot to tell her that red is my favorite color to paint hair. it always seems to pop and go with any colors of the rainbow. heather said she might show where she has her hanging in her home, i sure hope so :)) oh...she was framed with some of the raised flowers right on the frame...




bye bye, "she always brings flowers"




on 1/01/09 i started painting portraits...i had done a lot of mixed media and made and sold art dolls at this time.






this is a plain ol' story of encouragement for anyone and everyone...






people found me, people liked my work, people started showing my work (remember again, i'm just a plain ol' lady with a not so plain passion ;)






then i was contacted by the Art Commission in our regular ol' town of newcastle, and then auburn, calif, the town above our little town.






today a woman, Heather called wanting to buy a painting, and noticed that they were mostly women and girls (that's another whole story from wanda) so i said, i'd work on some men and boys more, i do like them, in fact i love them, so...we'll see what tomorrow brings!






WHEW, CAROLYN, maybe this is TOOO many words....but..............






i just want to encourage everyone, that when you put your mind to things you love,,,,






STUFF HAPPENS....GOOOD STUFF....GOOD PEOPLE and on and on...I AM GRATEFUL TO ALL THE GOOD!!!






XOXO

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Painting the Blues Away...

HER KITE
HER FEET



HER HEAD, HER NECK, HER HEART...





SHE FLEW HER KITE BY MOONLIGHT!



I THANK YOU ALL AND LOVE YOU ALL

XOXO







Friday, September 16, 2011

Healing and Moving on...

Buffy, Diane, Jane, Rachel, Theresa and Yael...thank you for your love and prayers and hugs to every bloomin' one of you. when i saw your comments and faces, i smiled, giggled and trembled with tears...good tears. you all have helped me be more at peace. i love each of you dearly...oh, theresa, you wondered where i went, heh heh, not far, just low :). XOXO

here is a sunrise, at mom and dad's before mom passed away. mom ALWAYS became EXCITED over sunrises and sunsets...



this is mama, under my sister candy's hands, while she lay dying...i never thought this would be this hard, but she left a legacy of 8 loving siblings, and flew to heaven on 9/11/11. taking photos of this you say...i know, it seemed weird at first, but then it seemed nothing but right. my dad even asked me to run in his room and take a pic of my sister carolyn who had fallen asleep next to moms head...no more words...





how could you not love this attire?







this is dad, he did a lot of gazing out the window, while mom lay dying in the next room.







he sang to her, prayed over her, gave her kisses and permission to go. he took such good care of her till the bitter end, like a loving angel. he says he's a survivor now, but only half a man. the father of 8 children, he is so special to us.
Mom died on 9/11/11

There will be a celebration of life on 9/30/11
i can garantee mom will be present, her 8 children and family were her

TOP PRIORITY.


A HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU ALL

XOXOXO
WANDA




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

PROCESS ROCKS!

No tangible product need or necessarily is produced from creative effort...



and then a lot of the time it takes a tremendous aMOUNT of discipline to see our efforts in our



own PERSONAL CREATIVE END...and seemingly to me, mixed media opens the door to such wonders!!! we'll have to wait to see where these processes lead or end :) !
piece of old rotting wood, torn from one of my planters





both sides of a 2 X 4...hmmm. we shall soon find out, eh?!





















crape myrtle, one of my favorite bushes or trees and...




this one happens to be my favorite of all the reds!!!









make your own watercolors















from your lovely acrylics...

















is such fun and awfully PRETTY, just to play in!























This is not the end!






A WONDERFUL 3 DAY HOLIDAY FOR THOSE THAT HAVE IT!



for those that don't, i'd love you to stop by after work and dabble in paint with me!



XOXO