Sunday, May 7, 2017

ONE WEST AFRICAN IRIS BULB...

 Same flower,
each one,
from different views,
and changed in
photography section.














Next up:

"DAILY EXCAVATIONS"

HAPPY MAY DAY TO ALL!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

DYEING away in a DAZE...

 i realized the other day...




 i have been dyeing numerous materials since my 30's.




 and now
in my late 60's...




 i simply
NEVER get bored with the process...




 Such an unexpected surprise
when they dry,
when you have unwrapped,
unbundled,
untied,
your treasures!




 This is one of those acts of creativity that is such
PURE PROCESS...
the delight,
the surprise,
the
UNEXPECTED!






 And then...
to be able to use them all in my art work...
SUCH REWARDS
cannot be explained!




In between times...
we have been finishing our
addition to our home.
We built our own home over 30 yrs ago,
with the intention of these 3 rooms...
all primed and reinforced for this to happen.
Have we lost our minds?
Why yes we have.
We were too tired when we finished our home back in the day...and now EYE am too tired to finish this...but Richard carries on...ugh.
Such determination this man has.

HAPPY WORKING HOURS TO YOU ALL, whether that be in the paid work force or in retirement days, SERIOUSLY!

Friday, April 21, 2017

It's a Friday in April and the sun is shining...

 This
came
together
today.
This took
MANY
twists and turns.
With my own painted papers,
old papers,
and lots of smooshing of paint
and
charcoal,
it turned out so different
and
so
surprisingly,
WONDERFUL,
not as planned...
PER USUAL!


 We have been watching this pair of house finches for over a month now.




 This is their 4th or 5th final nest.




 They are so haphazard and their funky nests would just blow away, or scatter...




There is one egg so far...to be continued...and I should add that we have been getting laughs from inside, watching their antics!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WHILE ONE LARGE PAINTING WAS drying between stages...

 This little threesome
started out like this.




 Then...
on to this




 Here is where I stopped on one




 And then...
made a stop again




And a third!

I did these while a larger
(completely different) painting
was drying on it's easel.
Not done with that yet,
but will show you when I am.




Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER THOUGHTS...

When
one writes on herbal stained
papers...
the entire room becomes
AROMATIC.
Walking away,
it remains
on your
fingers and hands...
and can
stir up
beautiful
MEMORIES
and
TIMES.


A RAINY DAY ON EASTER SUNDAY...

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A RAINY DAY ON A SATURDAY in APRIL...

 Layers, upon layers,
until the right "things" show up!




 More layers of paint and papers,
old and new..
Then
POW
there she stops!




 These were all so fun!
Never really
EASY.
But they appear that way to me
when finished.
Oh how I LOVE
ABSTRACT and COLLAGE
all mixed up together...
brewing and bubbling to create a fine
STEW of BEAUTY!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

THE FIRST WEDNESDAY AFTER APRIL FOOLS DAY...

 What to do with all that happiness?
Even if you only have a little bit of happiness?
Even if you hardly have any happiness?
SHARE




 I thought this would make a cute little card for someone!?






While at the drawing board...
I had to stick in a face, it's been a long while for me
and I always miss them.
And I think...
can I still paint a face?
It's just not always easy,
even when you've done this so many times.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

HAPPY APRIL ONE OF 2017...

 Santa Fe-ish!





It started out like this and was a larger piece that I just couldn't make work...
ergo...
I cut it up and made the piece at the top,
THE ONE!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MARCH HANGS ON...









8" x 10" with mat
Mixed Painting

Partial ad from 1918 newspaper that made me chuckle this morning. (I was unaware that gents wore any type of jewelry, or never thought about it being an ad in a paper)

Acrylics, wallpaper, cardboard, dyed cheese cloth and more!

TITLE: the earth in the 1900's


Saturday, March 25, 2017

SAT HER DAY...

more
ABSTRACT
fun...
with a
POSTIVE
VIBE!

HAPPY SAT HER DAY FRIENDS!


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