Saturday, February 21, 2015


In January I had met an artist, named Pam, who worked with oil and cold wax.  She was full to the brim with enthusiasm and pure joy for what she does.  Pam was giving a demonstration of her techniques and I was captivated.  I had been delving into learning more about oil painting when our paths crossed.  Talking about synchronicity!  Several days later I contacted her and made arrangements to spend the entire day with her, playing and learning, playing and learning.  I had started 4 pieces with several layers of oil and cold wax.  I chose the one I liked the least and focused on improving it.  Wouldn't you know?  It has turned out to be my favorite one.  Pam's, too.  OMGoodness I was smitten.  Here is the final piece.

Because of the turn of events for it's creation I have named this piece Synchronicity.  It's fitting, huh?

Synchronicity:   the occurrence of two or more events that appear to be meaningfully related
but not causally related. Synchronicity holds that such events are "meaningful coincidences". 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

my time at the beach

John and I just returned from a few days in the Dominican Republic.  There is something about the warm sun across my back and listening to the ocean waves that opens up a wellspring of inspiration to just draw and draw, so that is just what I did.   Maybe it's the ability to release concerns and just enjoy the moment.  I'm not sure what it is but I sure like it.  At my lounge chair I made a drawing surface by  using my pencil box and towel.  I was in my own little world.   
Here are the drawings that came from the time on the beach.
I even challenged myself to 15 minute light-hearted sketchings.  
My husband, bless him, became my model.  I had to convince him that they weren't suppose to look exactly like him, that this was only an exercise.  That I was to draw him in 15 minutes.   Again,  I had never done this before.  I like the free flowing feeling that came along with it.  Most times I am trying so hard to be precise that I forget to "let go".  
It was all fun and that is what art is all about.
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