Friday, August 31, 2012

FRIENDSHIPS!

 as the sun sinks slowly in the west...it's been hot and humid lately, but today is crisp and cool...
 
 
 
 so many projects, going on, trying to finish before winter sets in...
 
 
 
 
 leaving behind, my sisters "3" only to meet again next year...oh, such a lonnng time to be withOUT them! xo
 
 
 
 
 my next automobile...EASY RIDER!
 
 
 
 
THIS YEARS ARTWALK: i'll be taking my work off these walls in 2 weeks. Last year my mom was dieing and i invited no one to this event, i was so heartbroken...
This year, i know mom was right there with me, as i met and greeted some of the most wonderful people on earth...this reception was the icing on the cake for the artist AND human in me! the feedback i received went right to the center of my SOUL!
 
 
 
 
...AND THERE is this little piece that sold late one night...someone traveling through Auburn, California purchased her. i had tears in my eyes and and a swelled up heart over this one! i painted her 3 years ago when i first started this painting journey and she spoke for me... she reads:
"THE WORDS WERE OUT, HER VOICE WAS BECOMING STRONGER".
PEople have asked me many times, if i get attached to my work and then do i have a difficult time parting with them? not usually, i say, and not this one...it tickled me pink that someone was touched by this as i put her ever so lightly down on paper, with the softest of brush strokes, wanda has ever used along with no extraneous riff raff (even though i dig textures and riff raff:) she was special to me and now it will be that for someone else.
i betcha a LOT of YOU, get that!
 
 
 
Have a Happy Friday and wondrous weekend, ALL!
XOXO

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

NATURE IN THE CITY

 whether you follow me or not...i've been away for awhile...
it isn't that i haven't been painting...
or experimenting...
or learning...



 it's just that it has been summer time here...
so much more to do outdoors, until this heatwave hit!
feeling grateful that we have a home, jobs, and air conditioning...
and to mention a sister with a swimming pool, with constant open invitations,
and a key to come and go whenever we wish to!



 i tell you...in between all the fun and family...
i have been wearing out my brushes,
glueing my fingers to the bone (happily)...
and just plain enjoying life...
it's not a perfect life of course, we have had
sorrows and losses...but...i am in a wonderful place in my heart and head and it's showing up in my intuitive paintings...
FREEDOM, LOVE, COMARADERIE, OPEN DOORS, NEW FRIENDS and on...
LIFE IS SO SHORT!



 i just want to share, and stare, and explore and learn and teach and reach (and write poetry;)...
and share share share...
do you suppose i feel like time might be running out?
not really...
but i do start back to work and school tomorrow...
do i look forward to it, yes...it feeds my soul as does my artwork.
i am mainly with children all day long...
they have so much to offer...LIVING IN THE NOW, EXUBERANT, ENTHUSIASTIC, CAREFREE and on...how can this NOT wear off on me even a little bit?!




 Lucky i am to have this life, to share this life, to live this life to the fullest (cliche, i know)
but that's exactly what's happening over here!




POSITIVE abides...
and each of my followers are a huge part of this, and i thank YOU!
XOXO


(P.S. the truest color to this painting is the very first one!)


ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND LOVE!

(This post is dedicated to my living and loving sister Carolyn, whom, without her, i wouldn't be the way i am!)


Friday, August 17, 2012

TEENSY WEENSY bird DAY!

 tHIS was so much fUN to paint...



 i did some exploring and trials during this summer


 if you enlarge the photos...


 you might spy the teeny weeny birds :))


i wish everyone a WONDERful friday and FUNfilled weekend!
xoxoxo

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dad Gave Me a New Chore!


A Fine Day for Shopping!

 here is what happened...

 on one fine day...
 while painting intuitively...


on a barrel stave! :))

Go in close for view of her fabric skirt!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BARREL STAVES

 in between, summer endeavors...
 i have been painting on different mediums...

this is my time of year, that i seem to frolic, more than any other season!

ENJOY and CHERISH the rest of our summer days!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Heat Wave

4 a.m. this morning...89 degrees and i suspect the fires around us sent the moon this color

Monday, August 13, 2012

SUMMER MEMORIES

Returning here next year...Seal Beach California...with my sisters "3"...SIGH...tears...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

a DELICIOUS fading summer!!!