Saturday, February 13, 2021

The Wholeness of Us

 The wholeness of us is the sum of our parts.

"The Wholeness of Us"
Mixed Media
12.75"x12" on wood
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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Coexist

"Both soft and fierce can coexist and still be powerful."
-unknown

"Coexist"
Image description: a small green vase containing two larger flowers, a blue one above and a red one underneath.

Mixed Media
7.5"x3.5" on wood
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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Wonder and Wisdom

 "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."

-Socrates


Truth as old as time...I see it every day.

"Wonder and Wisdom"
Image description: dark brown strokes perhaps imitation of an ancient written language with an abstract background of light browns, blues, yellows, and whites.
Mixed Media
14"x20" on watercolor paper
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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Goddess of the Flames

This piece is super tiny, only 3"x3". I love creating finished paintings on pieces of wood I've used as paint palettes. The final painting is the result of many happy accidents.


"Goddess of the Flames"
Image description: abstract painting with a figure-ish form in the center of black flames. The background is multi-colored.

Mixed Media
3"x3" on wood
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

In the Mind of a Cat

I began this as a test piece for a commission. After I learned from it what I needed to I kept adding layers...and then the cat appeared...right there at the bottom. We have cats. Two of them. And they are both totally quirky in polar opposite ways. I have absolutely no idea what goes through their heads or what motivates them to do the things they do. What I know for sure is that I both love it and totally don't get it.

Fun fact, while I was using a hair dryer to dry the final layers of this painting I turned the air flow just the right direction to accidentally blow a miniature easel holding a miniature painting I'd done a while back off of a shelf and directly into the toilet. Such a cat thing to do!


"In the Mind of a Cat"
Image description: abstract cat with a thought bubble over its head filled with multi-colored paint strokes and spots.

Mixed Media
12"x9" on watercolor paper
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

And Now the Work Begins

I'm filled with optimism and hope as we move through a tangled, Sharpie strewn web. And now the work begins.

"And Now the Work Begins"
Image description:human figure emerging and pushing through illegible black Sharpie writing and strokes of yellow, brown, and white paint.
Mixed Media
13"x4.5" on wood
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Shine from Within

 Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

-Maya Angelou


"Shine from Within"
Image description: abstract painting with "light" emerging from the background of yellow, brown, pink, and blue.

Mixed Media
20"x14" on watercolor paper
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Monday, January 18, 2021

What Counts?

 Counting cases, counting ballots, counting days...do symptoms count, do people count...what counts?

I started this painting several years ago (likely four) when I was in a particularly grouchy mood, and since then I've used it as a palette, a pen tester, and workout reps documentation. Just this morning I realized that it was a vase, sorely in need of just one terrifically optimistic flower.


"What Counts?"
Image description: an abstract red flower in a black vase with a background filled with color, tally marks, and upside down profanity.
Mixed Media
13"x4" on wood
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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Rising or Falling

 Sometimes it's hard to tell if you're rising or falling.


"Rising or Falling"
Image description: a partial orb hovering on an abstract horizon line. It is unclear if it is rising or falling.

Mixed Media
14"x20" on watercolor paper
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Always in the Background

 This piece and the writing were published in Down in the Dirt magazine.


There is a constant chaos in the background of my mind as the beginning of the school year approaches. All the colors and shades of not knowing what is next, of fear, of not being seen and heard. I keep myself busy with painting, reading, writing, exercising, playing piano, dancing, cooking, eating, sleeping, talking with friends, laughing, crying...and the background of my mind seeps into all of it. Sometimes big and sometimes small, but always present.


"Always in the Background"
Image description: a woman's face ghostly painted over an abstract, chaotic background. Her eyes are green.

Mixed Media
20"x16" on watercolor paper
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Monday, January 11, 2021

Falling Down is Sometimes Part of the Process

 Falling down is sometimes part of the process.



Image description: pink and white flowers in a glass vase with some of the flowers having fell or are falling.

Mixed Media
Original available for $75

12" x 9" on canvas

Prints available on request.
(Printed image may be slightly cropped for printing purposes.)

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

Lean In

 "I'm going to lean in and feel it all."

-Brene Brown




Image description: abstract flowers and a vase, all of which are slightly tilted to the right.
The color of the flowers and vase are blue, green, white, and black.

Mixed Media
Original available for $50

15"x7" on wood

Prints available on request.
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Friday, January 1, 2021

Emerging From the Clouds

"But now the clouds in airy tumult fly; the sun, emerging, opes an azure sky; 

a fresher green the smiling leaves display, and glittering as they tremble, cheer the day."

-Thomas Parnell 


Happy New Year, friends...may it bring you much peace, love, and happiness.



Image description: abstract painting composed of blues, greens, browns, bronze, and black and white drips and splatters.

Acrylic
Original available for $70

20"x14" on watercolor paper

Prints available on request.
(Printed image may be slightly cropped for printing purposes.)

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