Monday, April 17, 2017

Choose Love not Hate

Lessons from my childhood...choices in my adulthood.

Choose love not hate.

"Choose Love not Hate"
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Inspired by the work of Jodi Ohl as part of the Lifebook 2017 course.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Haunted

A feeling I'm experiencing, embracing, honoring, and above all, feeling thankful for.

"Haunted"
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Inspired by the work of Annie Hammon as part of the Lifebook 2017 course.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Her Soul Wept




"Her Soul Wept"

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hope

"Hope is the ability to hear the melody of the future." - unknown author

"Hope"
This piece began as a quick pencil sketch, then ink over that, and then it sat for a while as I pondered what to do next. I kept feeling like I should finish her out, adding color to her entirety, but my inner voice kept saying, "Leave her be." And I did...all except for the heart as it was sending echos of a piece I did in early November ("Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction.")

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A Mermaid's Plea

I love painting mermaids. I've always allowed for the possibility that they are, in fact, real. I started out with the intention of painting a happy, blissful mermaid, but the news of our likely dismantling E.P.A. took me in another direction. Just like all the other creatures in the ocean, she's counting on us to protect her, to see that she's worth saving.

"A Mermaid's Plea"

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This piece was inspired by instructor, Lindsay Wierich as part of the Lifebook 2017 course.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For the Love of Frida

I'm on a deliciously fun adventure with cartooning and happily Frida popped into my head. This is my fourth, and decidedly most whimsical, painting of Frida. It's most definitely not my last painting of her. She's holding her beloved paintbrushes.

"For the Love of Frida"

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And I'm considering putting her on t-shirts...let me know if you're interested.

mock up
 
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

And through it all we can keep smiling...

...because there's power in optimism.


And I continue to be inspired by one of my student's drawings. :-)

Also, I love using small canvases as paint pallets and then painting on top of what becomes a very colorful, highly textured surface. 


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