Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

I may go in and do more shadow but this makes me smile. Went back to gouache on big paper--LOVED it. Next I will work on my Christmas card. I really got inspired this morning as I went to the book fair at school with my son and not only did they have books(Oh, how I love books)-but they had COFFEE-GOOD CARIBOU COFFEE-and there was this incredible book edited by Cooper Eden who I have always loved since I was very small...and it was all about the fairy tale and the golden age of illustrators. I could have died right then and there and been happy...but I didn't. It just reminded me of how I always wanted to write and illustrate books and now through the tech we have you can do it nicely on your own!!!!!!!! I can have my own library of me...what a thought.....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thursday November

What would it be like to have no place to go or no one who wanted you? Would there be a kind of freedom. Would your definition of self be completely different. Would the attempt to make do outside of the norm be hideous or would it be surprising?? Is the way we live dictated by some silently agreed on norms that really have nothing to do with or spirit...who are we really

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4th 2008

Well, time certainly does fly- in an effort to get ready for this art fair and sew impossible Halloween costumes I have neglected my site. But since I feel I have accomplished a lot I don't feel all that guilty. I wouldn't be me if I didn't feel a little bit of it creeping in. But I had a grand time today painting this...Depression anyone? Hmmm..why are my thoughts turning towards those times......its not all bad-its my belief in the human spirit to move onwards and upwards in spite of everything. I wanted to do it in gouache but fate stepped in-or should I say careless capping of my paints..and I had to turn to acrylic because I have dried up tubes of gouache littering my house. I discovered that I now feel I have a command of both mediums , and am comfortable in handling them both!!! YEA!!!! Hope everyone voted today and got their free Starbucks coffee!!!!