It's been a while since my last post....I took an informal hiatus. Been feeling like I hide behind a mask, the mask I put on for the world. Don't get me wrong, I love my life-it is more than my wildest dreams-but changes are coming and I'm hiding.......
I painted this girl in January this year, inspired by Suzi's Petite DOll Class. While looking through some of my work in the past year it dawned on me that I too often take myself so seriously....NOT TODAY...life is for living. I am working in my journal today, my underlying thought: "i am exactly the person i want to be today...all is right with the world":-) I will post it when I am done.
I bought sennelier paint sticks to play with last December. I love the flesh tones they produced and love working with them. It takes a little patients though as you have to wait for the oils to dry when you want to add another layer without blending.....
Been reflecting on my life a lot lately.....am I the person I want to be right now?????
More angel faces...inspired by the number One today. The word just popped in my head on my walk today...it became my mantra ;-)
This is a two page spread, it reads"one day at a time..one moment at a time...one singular sensation...one moment in time....one fine day...once upon a time...The journey of a thousand miles begins with the FIRST step....one step at a time...
This is a journal page from January but works for me today. Been trying to put balance in my life, it's not been easy lately. My mom has stage 4 lung cancer and I feel awful about that. I picked up Life is a Verb--NO COINCIDENCES--Patty Digh's book is written in memory of her step father who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and lived only 37 days after diagnosis. This book is about living with intention and taking action. I started the 37 Challenge on Tuesday and committed to free writing for 10 minutes in a journal every day. That's it...just one thing...not 50...just one thing that is doable every day ;-)
I've been lazy lately and way over due to post. I've been drawing angels....here is one of them. It says in the heart, "always be happy". Not always easy to do, but always a choice. I am experimenting and finding my style. This little angel is in progress. I drew her in pencil over the background page. Then I gessoed (is that a word?) over her. The pencil blends in with the gesso but I like the effect. I went over her face in ink last. Next to do is find the flesh tones, but I'm liking the way she looks now. What do you think?
Robert's Myspace picture taken on his phone...upside down
Jasper...our adopted Puggle @ three months old. He'll be 5 months tomorrow.
Where do the years go???? I swear it was just yesterday my twins were born and on Sunday they will turn 15! How did that happen? I make art everyday yet only post once a month...where do the days go????? I sat down at the desktop to check my email....that was two hours ago....where do the hours go????