Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Emotions / Following Misty

I just can't find one word except, whirling. Tomorrow one sister and i are flying south to meet 2 other sisters. we are going to listen to music and dance a little. then "home" to mom and dad's and to 2 other brothers and their families. I'm whirling in all directions trying to ready for the trip.

I am soooo sad to end with misty and all you other great ladies on this fine trip taken together. i didn't miss a day till now, but must fly...wait....that's a better word...FLY!

And Misty, i feel like i am flying with new found wonders to stretch and go with. I thank you from the heart, we are truly blessed by this ride! love, wanda

Picture Below About Feelings With Misty

I was so exhausted last night, i forgot to paint little flowers on my young girl's head piece. Later for sure. Also i didn't even share. I watch some of my after school kids on overload from over scheduling them...crying 5 year old: "I don't want to go to karate, i just want to stay and play with my friends" this is from a 'never cries' little boy. Don't get me wrong, I understand parents and what they think is best for their children. Yet i witness so many children growing up too fast without ever knowing what its like to dream, pretend and just BE. And the flip side is i also witness the children who go to never never land on a regular basis. i have also shared with more than one principal, almost every little over active or troubled boy soars in the arts, just helping them find their niche is priceless to me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shapes with Misty

I chose a rectangle which is the bottom surface...a gessoed book backing. Crooked rectangles for the top of the tree and the trunk, one rectangle window. Covered the singing tree with a light fabric. Collaged the rest, except, drew and painted the windows. The crow in the right hand corner was in a parking lot and I cut out a print of him.


Jane from "paintedheartstudio" tagged me. All of this is new to me (excuse in case i goof)...

1. I'll be married for 40 yrs. this May. I love him even more and he still makes me laugh till i cry.
2. I'm the oldest of 7 brothers and sisters and like and love them a lot.
3. I can be the silliest girl on earth or the deep mature woman, hah haaaa.
4. These have been the best years of my life esp. the last 10 (& it hasn't been all roses).
5. I was diagnosed with ADHD late in life, the title gave me an excuse to be crazy ( it's been a curse and a blessing).
6. It's hard for me to hold back any of myself any more, (used to be so private) life has become "too short" and I'm told, "I'm always open". I'll always be unfolding to life and what comes my way.
7. I love my after school kids and the honesty and delight they bring to all who ARE open!
8. I belive in God and have been studying Tao for the last 10 yrs.
9. Art is one of my passions, duh huh.
10. As one of Jane's friends stated, 'yes, i do have an enriched and full life'...wanda's words, i too love the blogging world to meet like minded souls, get and give great ideas etc. thank you Jane xo

Friday, January 23, 2009

Our Favorite Artist at Misty's Prompt

I don't have a favorite artist, it's like trying to pick a favorite color. My favorite artist that is helping many of us right now...guess who!! Just in case one might not guess...that would be Misty Mawn.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pink Day With Misty

I'm something about pink but then I'm something about bright lime green...what are you about?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I love white, Misty

I learned so many things painting today, right and wrong. i white washed everything in my room that already had paint on it. this was really a fun experimenting time, thank you misty. love wanda And even even more white washed over the whole picture
Even more white washed over the whole picture.

Added more white

I should have loaded these opposite than this. 'scuse the new blogger!

First sketch on scratch paper. put linen with matte medium over the top as an experiment. then matte mediumed it to stiff water color paper. going to paint it later to see what happens.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Green Day and Discoveries

After following Misty's "color days" I have discovered that i personally have a hard time using JUST one color! But i am going to force myself when this experience ends, to try Really doing that. A Smile here and happy new year to all on the 14th!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Orange Day / January 12, 2009

There's a pocket on the left hand corner so that
something(s) can be placed inside later.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Interesting If Nothing Else!

Well Now, Just overnight I grew more hair and got rid of my glasses! This is from looking at a catalog girl. just had to do something far and away from my other attempts. A joyful and happy 8th day at Misty's party (which is much more meaningful to me than that) Thank you, Misty.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Up Early For Me

Now this is just true bravery or stupidity (I'm willing today) to post this. And Misty, if you ever happen to read this...I'm moving on and counting this as 6 portraits, counting the ones i tried. i need a teacher, didn't know where to start or finish or what medium would work etc!
But I learned a lot of things, thank you<: misty. Laughingly, wanda

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Shadows in the day, Sunset tonight, Scarf on etsy


And Another Thank You To Start The New Year

Thank you Stephanie Lee for supporting and encouraging me in Asilomar. You have no idea what that did for me in really getting braver!!!!!!!! Smile and a hug. Thank you for sharing yourself on your blog, you gave me the courage I needed. Love, Wanda

Thank you Dawn from the feathered nest for sharing all those marvelous pictures you allowed us to copy. I used so many of them in my work this year. I wish you the best of the new year. Love, Wanda

Friday, January 2, 2009

Starting pages in my journal

I would like to special this is Misty. It is such a gift to ourselves as well as sharing with others. I am pretty exuberant right now as this is so new for me, obviously me thinks.
And happy new year, day two to all.

Front cover of my journal