Saturday, May 11, 2013
If you ever want to pursue your dream now is the time to go for it. Don't be afraid to take a chance and believe that you can! Have faith that everything will work out and life is just as it should be. Believe in yourself and your strength to make a change. Have a great weekend!
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This is my rescue dog Willow. I have had her now for almost a year. She is the sweetest dog on the planet now that she has her confidence. I painted her likeness today, I wonder if she approves. I always wanted to be a courtroom character painter, do you think I could get a job doing that! haha!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
This is another page I created recently. I used collage papers in the hand bound journal that I made. I start all my pages by creating a watercolor wash on the pages so I am not faced with the overwhelming "blank page". Sometimes I am happy enough with all the pages painted in brilliant, vibrant colors, and I don't need to paint anything else on them! I find plain white pages a little intimidating to start work on.
Monday, April 1, 2013
I really love this place. It's at Fort Warden in the State of Washington. I visited recently when the sun was barely out and got some great photos with my little Canon Sure Shot camera. The last photo is right next to the Battery and is called the memory vault. It was such a treat to be able to see this magical site.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I created these pages recently on an art retreat I attended in Port Townsend. This journal is all hand made. I bound the covers, added watercolor paper, and painted all the pages before I started to work on my art. This journal is a old/new friend.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I am busy getting back into creating my "Sisters" series. I love bunny slippers, so you will find a lot of my characters wearing them. I guess its something a remember that was special from my childhood. They are sort of hard to find now, especially if you are an adult! haha, but I still love them. This piece is called "My Sister" and is in my shop now. Namaste, Tara
I visited these wonderful grounds over the weekend. It is a magical place. Our hostess Carla was welcoming and shared how she created these grounds from scratch over 15 years ago. The grounds were originally densely forested and needed clearing for the sculpture park. She spent over 5 years creating this space. I'll be back again. It was very cold that day, so I want to visit again and see more of these fabulous acres. The sculpture park is located on Camano Island in Washington state.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions & Originals". This is a miniature work of art the size of a trading or playing card (2.5" x 3.5") they're an inexpensive way to buy original or limited edition art. I created this piece on 140lb cold press water color paper. You can find it in my etsy shop. I'll be posting more very soon. My etsy shop is in the sidebar on the left side of my blog. Happy day! xo