Monday, September 30, 2013


 before we left
 keeping warm and the mosquitos away
 my DU WOP sisters, nephew singing and nephew on the guitar
 we start them young ;)
 our nephew's friend came to join on the guitar
 aunt wanda, pa leese...wait to get your sugar, AFTER i have my coffee, ughhh

i thought this was more of an art ting blog wanda...
so here is a charcoal study i did awhile back, then added some dyed cheese stuff
i have been on pause from this blog...i don't want to be a downer and keep bringing up our life challenges of late...let's just suffice it to say that we put Dad, papa to rest and this photos are the night before as the family has healed together.
Dad/Papa and mom, left a lot of lovin' was the best of life with onward and upward.
many BLESSINGS and PEACE to you all

Saturday, September 7, 2013


 so many discoveries happen...
 even when we aren't searching...
 sharing all our joys, well...can only be a good thing...
 trying something new, always brings more than we ever dreamed possible...
 shared memories...multiply with others...
here is a painting that came home last week...
so I altered her and she's so new again,
refreshed, renewed and special...
i have enjoyed re-experiencing my old ways of collage and
have decided to incorporate some of that in my new paintings.
She is in my Etsy ;)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


 July of 08, 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to learn from a marvelous special teacher.
so talented, humorous, and a grand human being.
one class was plaster and wax...
and the other on jewelry. I was so grateful for her time, her words, her deepness that I had to send something to her in gratitude.
she even talked me into not backing out of sales night, after my sassy sister told her what was going on.
I made enough sales to pay for my entire trip on this art retreat!
I gathered so much courage from this special person...a GRATEFUL HEART sent her this piece from me.
I sure did surprise her, our birthdays  are only 2 days apart, so I sent it then. I LOVE her deeply, still.
 Probably 9 or 10 years ago, I made art dolls.
I loved making them...but I started making so many commissions that it burned me out and it lost it's magic for me...
 my very favorite part was making different costumes
and accessories from them.
this one, I made a rattan crocheted bag and if you peer closely..
she has teeny weeny shells sewn on her dress.
 this was the beginnings of an collage artist ;)
it was so much fun!
 I started making fabric paper as well and dyeing more cheese cloth for the collages..
then I wanted to do my own paintings IN them and OVER the collage...
so I started painting.
 she is going to get a face bye bye, soon...
I might start showing my OLD with the NEW. it's really a treat that we have photos saved, eh?
I've been trying to figure out why my blog seems boring...or maybe it's because so many of us are on face book? I don't really have the magic answer, but shall try to step it up and keep my integrity!
any added suggestions are always welcomed from me ;)