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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Monday, August 7, 2017

Tree of Life 1

I was inspired by someone very dear to me to create a Tree of Life piece. This tiny piece is the first in what I hope will be a series. I'm adding a "1" to the title to further ensure that there will be more to come.

I am loving creating tiny pieces alongside the larger pieces I'm doing. I can't say enough about how amazing it is as an artist to complete a piece. While I am totally a process person, blissfully enjoying the journey of creating, coming to completion is icing on a delicious cake. Completion means I get to send the piece onto its next home AND I get to start another piece. Such fun!

"Tree of Life 1"

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Make a Splash

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone
across the waters to create many ripples."
-Mother Teresa

Let's all make a splash and create some awesome ripples.

"Make a Splash"
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Skepticism

Looking at this painting has me wondering. There are some rather uninformed, in my opinion, humans who are skeptical of global warming and humans' part in what I consider to be a scientifically backed fact. I wondered if the earth is just as skeptical of those particular humans. "Are they for real?!?!" I figure this is the look the earth would be giving them.

"Skepticism"
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sometimes Love is Messy

Sometimes love is messy. 
That's part of its charm, right?

I adore using small canvases as my pallets when I paint. They get all lumpy, bumpy, fabulous and then I paint something on top of all that "mess". With this canvas the word "love" was there for quite a while. I'd used my pallet to make sure my India ink was flowing from my brush and had written with it. So when I decided to turn the pallet into a painting, the word "love" and all that "messiness" spoke to me.

"Sometimes Love is Messy"
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Venus 4

This is the fourth in my Venus series. 
Here's to appreciating our curves...on all sides.

"Venus 4"
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Take Pleasure in the Adventure

This is another closed eyes sketch. I imagine the little reddish oval going on an adventure. I wonder which road she will take.

"Take Pleasure in the Adventure"

And if you know me, you know I LOVE upcycling things. Recently I was given two lovely candles that came in this tin and this jar. After using the candles I decided it would be fun to clean them out and paint the lids so they could go forward in life as whimsical little keep-sake containers. I've given them to two friends to take them for "usability test drives" and give me feedback.



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