Sunday, June 28, 2009

Searching for the Light

This is done on Arches water color paper 12x25. Mix Media Acrylic and Pastel..
The photo is not showing the colors of this and in the bottom right corner it is done in white.
Maybe this is just a piece that I should not even post.. I just decided to go with it.. You should click on the picture to get a better look.
The Light is the Path.
The Dark is the Fear.
It keeps turning so fast.
I can not seem to Find My Self.
OK..So As a Artist I am always searching .
We can never stop searching as an artist, for if we did we would quit existing.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Journey of Symbolic Words

This is done on water color Paper 12x15. Acrylic.
Words sometimes to not have to be letters as we know. It can be movement and symbols.
We can still understand it. It is like when one person speaks English and another person speaks Chinese.. If you look at a person face, and really look at the gesture of the face..You understand.
So this piece has a meaning even though you do not see words. It is the movement .
It is a journey.
Today was a good day, Me and my mom took a small road trip.. Just us two girls. I loaded up oxygen tanks, a pillow and bottles of water. My mom wanted to visit the area where her and my Dad lived. She said she was forgetting how the roads looked..She wanted to see the big trees that were in her yard.. To see if her flowers were still growing.
I was afraid it would make her sad.. It did not seem to, because when we were coming back to our home now.. She said it is good to be home again, my little girl..
So life changes, and life is good as long as there is Love.

May you always dream in color.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wash Away

This is piece done on recycled paper 20x24..I used acrylic and acrylic ink and what ever I found on my work table. I layered and layered the back ground and then I covered it all up.. A tree some how grew and grew and then I heard wash it all away . Then Heaven opened up the sky and washed it all away.. Sadness and Angry sometimes are combined together.. We carry it around with us and if we do not let it go we can not grow..Sometimes we have to look up to Heaven and say I can not handle all this on my own.. So he said let it go and let me wash it all away. I sat down on the floor and I first let the anger go and then the tears began to fall, covering my face and letting it wash away. I picked up my Bible and I read a verse in Psalms.
There was calm and then there was peace. I had let it go and handed it to God.
Tomorrow or the next day as human as I am, I will probably try to pick up all of it again and carry it with me some more.
My mom is such a blessing to me.. She is sleeping a lot and she dreams a lot . Her problems she gives it all to God and does not worry about today or even tomorrow. She says He will take care of it all. So why worry.. She is much wiser than me..
I appreciate all that ask about my Mom and I appreciate all that out there and visit my blog.
Just a big THANK YOU.
May you always dream in color,

Monday, June 22, 2009


This is another piece done on Arches water color and it seems to go along with my series of working on words. For my love of trees and my love for words..It is only right that I should combine them together.. Trees have always seemed to speak to me.. I suppose my Father taught me how to listen.. My Dad loved nature and he could tell you the name of every tree.. What it's purpose was and what secrets you could learn from it.. Trees have lots of secrets.
Especially the ones that have been around for 100 years..
I hope you enjoy my words, where they are words of wisdom.. That I am not for sure..Are they truth, sometimes, and sometimes you just have to believe..For if we believe, maybe anything is possible.. Just ask the trees who dance, for they believe..

May you always dream in color,

Friday, June 19, 2009

Another Page of Words of Total Connection

This is another piece that goes with the last piece, Words of Total Connected.. This is is also done on Arches water color paper.. I have decided to makes a series of these.. I am not sure what direction I will go, maybe making a journal out of the pages..Only time will tell. LOL..
I love words where they can be legible or not.. It is just a peaceful thing to write words, that come from my heart and creative self.
I have seen some beautiful journals on some of the other blogs. Take a look at Seth's work on The The Altered Page

So have a great weekend.. Remember to keep your eyes open, there is inspiration every where.
May you always dream in color.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


These are works of words. Words that I do not think about when I am writing, but I do not break the connection from one word to the next and even to the next line..It is a journal so to speak of letting my inner self to relax and not think.. It is done on Arches water color paper.
It is the beginning of a series or words. It is like scrolls of the ancient times. Words or symbols we do not understand but afterwords we study trying to understand the message..
This is just a couple of pages I have done. It will be a over a period of time for me to complete. A work in progress so to speak.
Thanks for stopping in and things are good. My mom has good days and bad..It is just a nice feeling to be able to hug my mom good night. So everyone who has your mom..Give her a hug.
May you always dream in color,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sometimes when you give in to creative passion it will bring you to look inside your self.

Done on paper, recycled about 15x20..Acrylic.
I keep searching in my art looking to find where I belong.
What is my media or what is my muse?
It always seem to come back as dreams and what is inside our true being. I seem to find my self more in abstract and in symbolism. So who knows. ..
Today I may be at the top of the Mountain , Tomorrow I could be in the valley.. Either way I will keep searching until I find my true self through creating.
So as it goes and what it shall be is for another day..
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my world.. Also thanks for the comments. They truly make my day.

May you always dream in color,

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Do you use a Knife to pick up your English Peas?

So if you saw my last post and if you did not just look down and you will see..I had to finish the silverware inspiration. LOL.. This is another Black and White Photo I did and then hand tinted.
I suppose you wonder why the title..Because it is amazing to watch someone using the knife to pick up English peas. No ,you can not use the mashed potatoes to help balance them on the knife. It takes patience and balance.. Just like Art. LOL... Also give a click to see the color better, they are done in soft pastel and I know the color does not show very well.
I hope you enjoy and next time you are eating English peas. See how much patience and balance you have...You do eat English peas or are you one of those that does not eat green things.

May you always dream in color,

Friday, June 12, 2009

Spoon Feed your Artist Soul

This is one of my Black and White Photo..I hand tinted ..I wanted the colors to be dripping out of the spoons and to be pouring onto the earth.. I love vintage silver ware and I have several shots of different ones.. I will show you the Knives next post...
I am going to frame these and hang them in my breakfast area..Maybe? I know the photo does not show the colors as well as I would like for them to, but it was the best I could do with my scanner. If you will click on the photo, you can see the color so much better.. No photo shop on these, because I do not know how to use..Which I said I would not use but I think I will have to rethink that...Amazing things with photography can be done with the computer.. For know I am just staying with my own hands..
I hope all have a wonderful weekend.. Enjoy, I think here it is calling for MORE RAIN......Yet that is a good excuse to stay in the studio because I can not get outside....
May you always dream in color,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some Days There are No Titles and There are No Stories.

10x10 Acrylic on Canvas.. This piece has no Title and It has no story..It is just what came out.
I wish I could say I always have a good story to go with the emotion . Not true, sometimes it is just emotion and nothing more.. Pure, Raw Emotion.
It's late at night and Were all alone, nothing but the radio on. And Were slow dancing, swaying to the music. Name that tune>>>LOL..For some reason that just came into my thoughts while typing along on my blog.. Who knows? What is that song and where did that come from.
May you always dream in color,

Monday, June 8, 2009

Looking beyond the Sun

This is done on water color paper 15x20. Acrylic and pastel.
Ever sat outside on a sunny day and look at the sun and some how it is like you can not take your eyes away from its brightness.. You keep staring and the brightness starts turning to colors. You can see all these colors and then some how it turns to darkness. Then you close your eyes and you can still see the colors in your mind. Maybe you never have experienced this and maybe I sit outside too much and get to much sun..LOL..

The light is so bright
I can not turn away
It pulls me closer
It shares the moment of an artist
It throws me into darkness
Then releases me into a world color.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Shoe is on the other Foot--From Daughter to Mother

This is just a simple piece, done on duck canvas, 10x12.. I used a vintage photo and transferred onto the canvas. Simple buttons and thread and of course the shoe..
I really do not know why I have chosen to even post this piece. Simply because In my life the shoe is on the other foot..If you have been following my blog..You know I take care of my mother. She is sick with COPD. They keep telling me the last stages.. I hate those words, because it is so hard to except..I have been caring for my mother for several years and I would not change a thing. Now I watch her struggle for every breath. She is on oxygen and it helps her breathe. She will just lean over to pick up something from her chair and she lifts up struggling for air.. I can not do anything except, pray and tell her she will be OK. I ask her does it scare you and she says no. She is not afraid. When her time comes she will be fine.. She says to me I just worry about you..Can you believe that. I am the one who is afraid.. Afraid of her leaving me and not knowing how to say good bye.
So that is why I say the shoe is on the other foot.
She took care of me when I was a child and loved me. Now I take care of her and love her..
She ask me all those questions I ask her as a child. Like what day is it? or Was I asleep and you left me and I could not find you and I tell her I was right here, you were just dreaming..
It is such a hard thing and then I feel honored that God gave me this chance to care for her.
OK. So yes I am sitting here telling strangers about this and crying..You must thing that strange. I do, yet I have continue on with this post.. Will I regret later that I shared to much. I do not know.
Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and I do apologize if I have ventured off beyond art.
Maybe this is my art work, today. Just simply I am my mothers art and she is mine.

May you always dream in color.

Friday, June 5, 2009


This is done on wood panel 12x12. We all have dreams, sometimes we share them and sometimes we do not.. This is one of those times..This is a symbolic piece to me.. I will let you interpret this one for your self.. I hope you will let me know what you see.
You may not see anything except symbols or you may see an entire story being told. I do hope so. Reach deep and use that imagination...
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend..

May you always dream in color,

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Believe To Fly

This is two in one...So to speak I created the assemblage first and hung it on a wall in my studio and I keep looking at it.
So it inspired me to paint the picture..It is again a small piece on a wood.. Just wood that they use to build homes.
They are building a new house next door, so I visit the dump pile of wood and I am thinking green and using the small pieces of wood. It is about 6x6..
There are so many birds in our yard. We have several bird feeders. My mom loves to watch them since she is not able to do anything..I think God knows she enjoys them. She has blue and red and yellow and all kinds of birds outside her windows.. It is wonderful to see them flying around..It makes you believe that you can do anything if you just believe. The baby birds, they sit and think about flying and then they just decide to take off and they fly..So I think if we all just believe today we can fly. We can, OK that is a metaphor..You can do anything as long as you believe in your self..We all have invisible wings, so use them and Believe in your self. OK Lets spell it together B E L I E V E.....
May you always dream in color,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Another small piece done on canvas. Ever lived in a small town? This is for all you girls who have lived in those small towns. You know how it works. Everyone loves to gossip or the quote I used came from my mom the old saying..DISH THE DIRT.....I used this small cute animal we know as humble. Yet when this donkey or Ass as people may call it. When he opens his mouth this loud and terrible sounds comes out.. Just like gossip.. Also the ears help .. Big Ears are always listening.. I hope you enjoy the humor of this piece..
The sad thing of this most of the time the one that is spreading the word is the Ass..OK..
I hope I did not offend by using the A word.. It is that it the only way I could express this piece.
There are wonderful things about small towns, and wonderful people. It just the other ones that I ask Why?
So that is why I live in the city, so most people really don't care about what you are doing. So I will do a piece on that some day..Life is always full of inspiration..LOL...LOL

May you always dream in color,