Monday, March 26, 2018


I have been going thru all sorts of magazines clipping out images and words that speak to me.
Not questioning why, just kept collecting.  
(On a side note:  I even involved my GRANDchildren, if you want to get to know a little person better this is a great way.)
After I had accumulated quite the collection I went thru them to look deeper as to why I was drawn to them originally.  
It is an interesting discovery!
There was this one photo in particular of a dwelling in India that grabbed my full attention.  It touched me to the very core of my being.  
The colors, the textures, even the layout with the slant.   
Since I like to challenge myself, as an artist,  I decided to try and re-create this.  
I've been periodically working on it for over a week now with plenty more to do.  
There is a lot of drying time required between the stages.  
Here is my work in progress. 
for the final piece.

4/4/18  Addendum to the previous post:
I finished it!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Down Memory Lane...

This morning, after my meditation, I came across this speech given by Steve Jobs in 2005.
It has always been one of my favorites especially about "connecting the dots".

When I fist began my art journey in 2011 I had absolutely no idea what I was suppose to be doing.
I trusted I was on the right path and I set forth putting one step in front of the other.   Believing it was all going to work out just the way it's suppose to.  To this day I still have the same belief.  Even in those times I may seem lost and confused my core belief remains the same.
In 2011 I created this piece to serve as a reminder and inspiration.
Here's a walk down memory lane to share some of my earlier art that I created when I began my art journey in 2011.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Challenge accepted

Recently one of my customers asked me if I could transform brand new terra cotta pots and trays into something that looked old.  She will be planting geraniums in them and they will become center pieces for a baby shower in early summer.   Her criteria was for them to looked aged and look like something you would see in Italy.  I said, “Sure, I can do that!”   I have never done anything like this before yet I was confident enough to accept the challenge.  

I saved coffee grounds and bought some potting soil.
Invited my friend, Alix, over to come play in the dirt with me.
(we had a lot of fun, too!)
After several layers of dirt,drying, joint compound, drying, sanding, sealer, drying.
Mission accomplished.
They are transformed and they look aged.
Lesson learned:  
~ accept a challenge or the unknown with an expectation of success ~
~ our thoughts are powerful ~
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