Sunday, January 20, 2019

It is gratifying when...

I added this piece as my latest abstract art, "There's More to the Story.
"There's More to the Story"
24" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

As I begin the process of creating abstract art I go with a feeling.  Starting with what colors to choose, how to apply it, do this, then do that.  As I progress, by adding more layers, the meaning of the piece starts to reveal itself to me.  I struggle with the right words to describe what the piece is telling me.  I know in non-words, in my heart.   
Then I remember... that's the beauty of abstract art.  It is subjective.  It can mean something different to each person and I don't have to try and explain it.   
Yet... when someone "gets it" my heart is filled!  
That is what happened when Sarah posted this comment on my FaceBook Page.
If I may say my interpretation, I feel like this is my heart. Lots of things are scattered and misplaced, but there are stable, permanent, fixtures that will always remain (represented by the red squares)
Thank You, Sarah!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Painting Like a Crazy Lady

I love creating portraits, particularly women faces.  I feel we have such expression that I like to explore.  My main mediums are loose graphite or charcoal, or PanPastels.    My rendering of my portraits are contrived, I naturally lean toward being precise.  Sometime I can be quite obsessed with getting proportions just tight.  I've had this burning desire to become more loose and creative.  Plus I've been wanting  to be more comfortable other mediums such as acrylic paint and oil paints.  I have been journaling about this wanting so I surrendered this desire to the Universe,  believing that a resolve would come.  

And... it did in the form of abstract art!

I now know that I do not want to put myself in a box and limit my creativity to only one style.
I have been making abstract art and painting like a crazy lady!  Making a mess and cleaning it up, making a mess and cleaning it up, over and over again.  
Frickin' lovin it!!!
Here's my first 7 pieces that are for sale on my website, IF one speaks to you.

A Seemingly Inexplicable Time
24 x 24
24 x 30
Rise Up Toward the Light
18 x 14
Along the Path
12 x2 4
In An Instant
24 x 8
20 x 20
Uncharted Territory
20 x 16

This is so much fun!  I can't stop.  I don't want to stop.  I am having the time of my life.
If you are local and want to come create with me-let me know.

Thank You for your continues support and encouragement!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Temporary Art Studio 2018

John and I just returned from a trip to Mexico where we enjoyed 
the ocean, sand, and the sun for eleven days.
I called the beach my temporary art studio.
From there I drew in my journal everyday while I savored the surroundings.
Here are the pieces I created during that time.



Sunday, October 21, 2018

Feeling Blessed


I am feeling blessed to be chosen as the featured artist for October of Louise's ARTiculations.
Click the link below to read the article. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tea Bag Art Tuesday 10-2-18

If you ever wanted to see someone out of their comfort zone, watch this video.
I wanted to call it quits several time but instead I talked to myself and pushed thru to the other side.
so glad I did!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tea Bag Art Tuesday 9-11-18

My daughter bought me powdered graphite so I decided to us that as my main medium for this piece.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Altered Journals

I have been occupied with multiple projects.
One of them being, taking old books and altering them to become art journals.
This entails many steps and if you are interested let me know and I will gladly share the process.
One of them is 5.5" x 9" - perfect size for "on the go".
Yesterday when I was totally all done I was excited to begin working in it.  So I devoted most of the afternoon to do just that.
Let me show you:
Here is the front cover of the book
Then pages inside the book.

Another journal I made is 8.5" x 11"
I am devoting this journal to only dry mediums.
Going to have lots of time to practice and learn.
Mediums used for the piece below was were pastels-PanPastels-mechnical pencil

Titled, "Intrinsic Nature of Autumn"

Autumn symbolizes a period of change.
Balance, preparation, and reflection.
During Autumn day light and night time hours are equals lengths.  Which spiritually indicates the balance between light and dark.
It's a time of surrender, of letting go.
Getting out of the way and let spirit be in charge of our lives.

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