Friday, September 22, 2017

Beauty

I think I'm getting the hang of stopping working on a piece long before I initially visualized that it would be finished. Incompleteness, just like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I think she's beautiful as she is.

"Beauty"
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

It Lights the Whole Sky

Even after
All this time
The sun never says
to the Earth, 

"You owe me." 

Look what happens
With a love like that
It lights the whole sky.
-Hafiz

"It Lights the Whole Sky"
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I love Miniatures!

Miniature easels for my tiny art just arrived!!! I love how they look! If you're interested in any of them, the little easel is included in the price of the tiny painting. 


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Silver Lining

"Too many people miss the silver lining 
because they're expecting gold."
-Maurice Setter

Embrace the silver, my friends.

"Silver Lining"
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Love is Messy

Love is messy....
some days more than others.

"Love is Messy"
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Elements

Air moves us
Fire transforms us
Water shapes us
Earth heals us

"Earth, Wind, and Fire"
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

As She Was

A funny thing happened on my way to completing this painting. Part way "through" it became clear that she was done. She was just fine...as she was.

"As She Was"
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Beauty in the Absence of Color

Ask a physicist and they'll say that black and white are not colors as they don't reside on the spectrum. Ask an artist and, if they're like me, they'll say that both black and white are among their favorite colors to work with. It's all semantics and I'm betting we can agree that beauty is present no matter how its parts are defined.

"Beauty in the Absence of Color"
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Graffiti Wall Bliss

I encourage everyone to have a graffiti space in their house. After all, you never know when you're going to get the urge to draw a bunch of flowers on your wall. So if you own your own home, have a really cool landlord, or even if you hang paper all over the wall, give it a go!



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Venus 8

"Curve: the loveliest distance between two points."
Yes!!!
Love me some Mae West!!!

"Venus 8"
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Stillness in the Midst of Chaos

"Art has something to do with the achievement
of stillness in the midst of chaos."
-Saul Bellow

I'm officially madly in love with that quote.

Through September 15, I will be donating 50% of all of my original art sales to the those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here is the link to my online gallery. 


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Tree of Life 2

"Storms make trees take deeper roots."
Dolly Parton

"Tree of Life 2"
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Beauty that Emerges from Destruction

In nature...in humanity...there is beauty that emerges from destruction.

"The Beauty that Emerges from Destruction"
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Through September 15, I will be donating 50% of all of my original art sales to the those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Here is the link to my online gallery. 


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Venus 7

This is the 7th in my Venus series. I started this one thinking I'd do a little abstract piece, but lovely Venus told me, "Nope." Did you know that Venus digs plaid?

"Venus 7"
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Canyon Wren

Wrens...they remind us that "it is not the material items we gain, but the quality of relationships made along the way that enrich our lives." Home is, indeed, where the heart is.
source

Wise creatures for sure.

"Canyon Wren"
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

...and sometimes we are not called to dance in the rain.

"...and sometimes we are not called to dance in the rain."



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Where the Mountains Meet the Sky

The rain and wind have been playing in the background as I've painted and filled myself with warm beverages all morning. I've been working on a piece requested by a friend and am nearly finished. I'm letting it rest and seeing if it tells me it needs more. Between layers I've been creating more tiny paintings. I've been loving creating abstracts and these little canvases will serve as concept and color studies for future large paintings.

This little piece reminds me of our recent trip to the PNW, a time filled with love, friendship, beauty, and hikes to where the mountains met the sky.

"Where the Mountains Meet the Sky"
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Venus 6

I didn't intend to, but I seem to be taking about a two week break from creating art. I've spent about five minutes doing a bit of sketch work, but that's it. I've learned over the past 7 years that my mind/body/spirit lets me know when to take a little time off. But I can feel the urge to paint tickling at the back of my mind and I'm so happy that a rainy weekend is coming up. I find storms particularly inspiring.

In the meantime, I've got a few more small paintings I did during and after our trip to the PNW. Here's another in my Venus series. As a 5' tall woman who gave birth to two big babies (8 lb 2 oz and 9 lb 2 oz) I have a particular love for and appreciation of childbearing hips.

"Venus 6"
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Monday marks the start of my 14th year of teaching. I've been super lucky to work with 3, 4, and 5 year old children who happen to have disabilities and who also consistently show me that they have the most amazing super powers. When I finished this painting it reminded me of a ball bouncing...and then I thought of my classroom filled with my students which at times reminds me of a whole room full of bouncing balls. Let the fun begin!

"Follow the Bouncing Ball"
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Recalibrating

I've had some interesting things in my life lately that, well, most definitely weren't on my list of expected events. I've found myself recalibrating just as my GPS would recalculate were I to suddenly go off route, adjusting by making a new path. One tiny interesting thing happened today involving the painting below. I'd had it on top of the shoe rack in our bedroom for a couple of weeks, always intending to get to the "hanging up" part. This morning it fell forward (not for the first time) and toppled to the floor. I committed right then and there that I'd wire it and hang it on the bedroom wall by the end of the day. Well I just picked it up, took it to the table to start the wiring process, and I noticed a tear in the canvas. Not much of a tear...just an inch or so...but a tear none-the-less. It bothered me at first. A LOT. And just a few seconds later it didn't. Not even a little bit. Painting route recalibrated.

P.S. Let me know if you'd like to have this slightly ripped painting...cheap. Really, the tear just adds character!

"Recalibrating"
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Adding some Whimsy to the Hood

I've been busy with a super fun "little" project. It all started with a fence, a rather dilapidated fence, a fence that we were so hoping would be replaced with a cool new fence by the developer who was building the huge house you can see in the background of the first photo. Well...that didn't happen. So David, our boys, and I tore down the old one and put up a new one.

Our old dilapidated fence.

The guys working on our new fence.

Well, that new fence was screaming "I'm not just a fence, I'm a canvas!!!!" And, not to crush a fence's dreams, we decided to make that happen.

My mock-up of the fence mural.

David and I painted the fence white.

I was so excited I had to snap a shot in the first hour or so of painting.

End of Day 1

A squirrel above me was eating nuts and dropping partial nuts and spit on me. Ew!

End of Day 2

Here I am signing it at the end of day 3.

30' of Flowers

Panoramic video...not sure if this will work on the blog.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Venus 5

"To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin.
It's about knowing and accepting who you are."
-Ellen Degeneres

This is the fifth piece in my Venus series celebrating the 
beauty of women...in all her forms. 

"Venus 5"
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