Thursday, January 26, 2006

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Another creative high.
Wild dreams in the wee hours of this morning led me to wake up at my normal time despite thinking I'd sleep in a bit because I have been so tired and busy.......well, I woke up with poetry in my head and thoughts of new art and excitement for living........it is truly amazing how much work our minds do when we are resting our bodies.
So I immediately grabbed my journal to write this down. I normally have devotions first and I did do that immediately after a short journal entry to remember the words and of course thanking God for the inspiration.
I will share it as soon as it is polished.
Happy dreaming tonight!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

You Never Know...



You never know how you may use a piece of art started and then discarded.
That is the base for this piece. "Her Spirit..." uses a piece for the background that I had done and then put aside thinking it was not very interesting, a gessoed watercolor paper with texture, paint and pastel crosses of various kinds. I attached another great vintage photo of my Mom, altered on Adobe Photoshop. Painted a church with a transparent glaze of acrylic platinum. Then I added selected text from Proverbs 31,a virtuous woman with a white prismacolor pencil. Made the letters on my computer and attached everything and glazed it all with Golden Gloss Gel Medium. I did wipe some of the color off of the white areas that spread from the pastels and gel with a tissue. I really like the effects of images and words being in and out of focus.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Creative High


I seem to be bursting with ideas and not enough time to do them all.
I hope this lasts forever! I finish one project while planning another and then
jump right into the next.
"Her Dreams" is in progress in my "Her..." Series.
This is a photo of my Grandmother who looks so full of dreams.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Her Words


I had this idea come to me...........Her words were soft as butterfly wings....my mom came to mind and here is the finished piece.
I used a piece of watercolor I had already applied with acrylic paints and texture with a serrated scraper, chose the image and printed it on canvas texture paper, attached it, the words (also printed from computer) and butterfly clipart with gel medium.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Jumbles


My mind is jumbled today with lots to do, wanted, needed and otherwise.
Will I ever just get up and make art all day as long as I want with no other demands on my time? I have so much I want to do but other tasks take over and the day disappears quickly.
For now I'll just maintain.......at least I am doing art everyday!

Image of watercolor monoprint.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

New Chances


The new year always brings new chances...
for me it is a new chance to be
* better than I was yesterday
* more organized than before
* at peace like never before
* fulfilled as God plans
* serving others with my talents
* giving till spent
* showing others the way to peace and
new chances
* do more of what I love-art, family,
prayer and study
* do less of what I hate-useless
meetings, worry, and fearing
* find JOY in living

Friday, January 13, 2006

Creating



Obsessions are excuses to indulge in what you love.
I love art and could produce and create 24/7 but I do have other responsibilities............
I love sharing my art as well.
I give more away than I sell.
As long as I can be happy and make others happy with my art.
Create for creation sake.
This image is a fun self portrait I demonstrated for a kid's art class.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Everything NEW


We think of new beginnings in January but we actually get a new start every single day....every single breath even. So how will I use this revelation? Will I improve myself, give of myself, maintain my self or just fritter it away wishing for things I don't need? I already have everything I could ever want and more. My new beginning should be all about being content...not complacent...but content and JOYous for my many blessings!