Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I am experimenting in my journal these days. I'm not quite sure what the outcome is, but I am influenced by the magazine "Raw Vision" I finally got a subscription to it, as it is hard to find in the stores. I love it,,,but it's pricey, but well worth it if you like outsider art. This is my latest spread.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I'll be posting some new work in my shop tomorrow or Friday. I was noticing a re-occuring theme in my work. Birds on my shoulder...hmmmm, I wonder what this means! Maybe they are spirit birds giving a message.....shhhh... you have to listen closely.
Friday, September 27, 2013
I created this page today after getting some "Raw Vision" magazines in the mail. I feel inspired in a new way.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
I am slowly getting set up in my studio. I can't wait to get it all messy. The shelves were put up earlier in the week. That way I can have more room and start teaching in my home studio. Lovely.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The theme around my art right now is about my broken wing. (Rotator cuff). It has been a very slow healing process. I finally got to see a great acupuncturist today so I am hoping the healing will go faster. So for now,,, I am painting,,,but with caution, it still hurts to paint.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I tend to work with themes at any given time in my life. Most often my theme centers around bunny slippers. I know,,, something very sweet from my childhood. At this present moment my theme is centered around my recent event of damaging my rotator cuff. My wing. It hurts to paint,,,but I will get through this.
Friday, September 13, 2013
call this spread "Broken Wing". It's about the big move in my life.
Quitting my job (to create art full time), buying a new home and moving
to another state. In the process of all this positive change,, I broke
Actually I injured my rotator cuff in the move. I like to think of it as my "wings". I'll be flying again soon, thou.
I recently moved to another state,,,to Salem Oregon. I can't begin to tell you what an overwhelming journey this has been for me. I sold my home in Washington state, and I am now happy to say,,,I'm in a new city that seems to fit me. I injured my arm during the move, so getting things done has been a slow process. I will be able to teach in my new home studio. The start of the cubby shelves went up today. There will be another section added this weekend. I've always wanted cubby shelves in my studio! This frees up more space so I can teach here. The photos above are just of one wall, where the shelves are being custom built to fit the space. I am so very excited about my new adventure!
Thank you to all of you who have followed me on my blog and have stayed with me during this time of transition.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I know you've noticed I haven't been a very good blogger lately. I've had huge life changes,,, and have been a little preoccupied with them. Part of my big change will be selling and buying my new home. To make the changes I want to do in my life, I wanted to get a fresh start, a new home, and a new life. All changes are very good I promise. I won't go into details now,,, but I highly recommend the book "Free Range Humans". That will give you a big hint of what's going on in my life. So, I miss my blog but promise to get back in the swing of things by the fall. Stay tuned....til then...I plan on still posting my latest and archival creations. Thanks for staying with me..... Happy summer! xo
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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.