Wednesday, March 30, 2016

spring is really here when



I see my first butterfly. my azaleas were cover with them and I even found one recently hatched.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

the only place you are trapped

 
is in your own mind. You can allow yourself out, an escape, an alternative...

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

faith revealed




from joy to tears to joy...
such is LIFE

Friday, March 18, 2016

a lesson in supplies

Why is it when you play at your art table and grab whatever is available you sometimes find a great design you should have used your best on? Best paper, best paint, best brush, and best intention. I've heard the tales of starving artists who paint with anything on anything and those who later became famous and their work was on cardboard. I've tried to save money on my art since I make so little in sales but I do believe it's time to take the advice of an early teacher. Use the best you can afford.
Meanwhile, this piece is on a recycled (used) piece of cheap copy paper. Maybe if I attach it to a better piece of paper?

Resilience is still a challenge

 
 
One day I manage quite well and then the next may be impossible. I'm trying to become more resilient but it's a daily challenge. It's easier on days when I've slept well and feel well. Some days I'm just overcome by the number of chaotic events, even when they don't affect me first hand. I pray. I regroup. sometimes I just stop and allow my body and emotions to catch up and heal.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Bible Journaling

 
started at Christmas and starting to get the hang of it. I still don't like that most of the bold mediums bleed through so I am doing strips and pasting in mostly. I welcome any suggestions of pens and media to use.
have a blessed day!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Creative healing

 
Silence heals the hurt when the world is noisy.
Music speaks to the weary soul.
Words touch the heart that is breaking.
Creativity fills an empty spirit.
Nature blesses a body in agony.
Scripture answers the questions of the grieving.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Games are not what we want to play but.....

 
it's all about finding balance at any one given moment of all the moments in our day.
if that is a game then so be it. I will play.

Monday, March 07, 2016

art and words calm me

 
 

My soul seeks quiet and peace.

My heart longs for love and joy.

My spirit needs serenity and calm.

My body needs strength and respite.

Prayer gets me through the hard days and long nights.

My mind wanders through jungles of thoughts.

My schedule is overloaded with everyone and everything but me.

My world is cramped by life’s troubles.

My family is sick in body and mind.

Prayer gets me through long visits and lengthy calls.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

face jug

 
normally I do not care for face jugs but I've made an exception to that recently.

inspired by Dina Wakely

 
allowing other artists to reflect in your work, develops new skills, color combinations and your own unique style.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Spring is coming

 
I remember singing the little song Spring is Coming with my students many decades ago.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

obsession continues

I have loved the beautiful shape of pottery and the meaning of vessels holding treasure and spirit and talent and so forth. I have done many pieces of pottery, both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional. Here is an example of my own work (in the previous post) and a digital work with borrowed pieces from Pinterest. the background is a current artist page in Somerset Studios. Sorry I did not site the sources and if the images are yours feel free to comment and speak up.

where your heart is, is your treasure

 
 
read the scripture
you are not alone