Friday, February 20, 2009

I shall call this one Autumn-all the loveliest colors and the wisest of years-the experiences, the loves the losses-all in the face and hands. I am having way too much fun painting lately-sure I have created a few duds-but they were created!! Think of how often we stop ourselves from taking that first step-and all the bad self talk we indulge in. That puritan ethic has a firm hold in our society-what if we all just decided to pretend to fly all day-or color-or play pirates. i bet we would laugh more feel better in our bodies and have fab ideas!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

These ladies would not be meeting for lunch......I am obsessed with old ladies...
I was having a bum painting period as this one thing I am working on is NOT good-and then I thought (ala Carrie from Sex in the City) not everything is going to be good-and thats as it should be. Sometimes your best sucks and you learn and move on from it.
I read somewhere that someone was watching a leaf and it gently fell to the earth and there was wind and rain and the thing just kept falling gracefully towards its goal.

Food for thought.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

More aceo cards-I am having a blast and it just takes a bit of time. The other day I was wandering around an art show and I noticed that 99 percent of the people are doing abstract things in grays and browns and these depressing colors-some actually turned my stomach-and then I went into a studio that was full of color and wonderful whimsical figures done so wonderfully well that I ended up staying for awhile and talking to the painter. I notice that what I find intriguing are those pictures that tell a story, or start my brain wondering where this was, who this was, what the relationship is. I won't paint the same as everyone else cause it sells-or be bogged down by a pallette because it is fashionable-that does a disservice to my own self which I am not willing to do......and I wonder if the worlds view lends itself to the colors and styles that end up dominating the culture....and why more folks don't take their own stand against it and continue to do what they love to do...interesting question........

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Oh yes-Sunday Morning..praising the Lord!!!! What fun is this? I miss these hat adorned Sunday morning ladies-where did they go???

This is another trading card-it is too much fun just jumping in and not worrying about results and then actually loving what comes out of it. I am learning so much from these little babies-not the least of which is I have still got it and it is easier than I want to believe.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Here I am 40 years from now still going strong. I have so many ideas running around in my head-and not enough time and that is the biggest blessing I have had in a long time. It is like I have 20 different tiny little babies waiting to be born.....only not like that woman that had the eight babies recently-mine will be born on their own timetable and nurtured and then let into the world before the other one comes.......God, I love doing this