Tuesday, September 29, 2009

3 Scoops And You Know What has to come Next?

Yes You Do! It is time to wash your Face.. Then it is time for A Cat Nap. Ahh.....

I hope everyone has a good week. I hope soon to get back into my studio.. Sometimes we have to take time for more important things.. Family>>>> May your week be filled with inspiration and peace.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

When did the word Simple Disappear?

Mix Media on Birch Panel.
Simple where did it go? I was sitting in my studio looking at this piece of wood. I had put layers of paint and taken them off I tried to add a transfer image, it did not work and when I pull it off,
it left the shape of a house. A simple modest house.
I have lost that word. I can not seem to find it in my life.. When did it disappear, I do not remember. Was it years ago or only a short time. When was life just simple and easy. When you went through the day with out worry and stress and sadness and anger. I need to find that time again. Where does one begin? I suppose I am asking and yet knowing no one can answer that for me except me.
I do not know where to begin. So I begin with a piece of art. Where for me that is where every thing begins and ends as an artist but as a person I do not have a clue...
I want to say thanks again for all comments on my blog.. I really do appreciate you taking the time. I know we all have pains and sorrows and I know I am not alone because I know this by reading all those blogs out there. I pray that all of you out there that are going through situations of pain either physical or mental. That some how you find how to make things in your life simple.. So you can lay all your worries down and make the pain go away. I wish I had the answers but I do not..If someone else has the answers, please share with those who do not... LOL.....
May you always dream in color and may you find your way back to the simple things in life.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Memories Of Life

This is a mixed media piece 12x15 done on birch panel.
I did a close up of the tree for this is the main part of this piece.. It is done on a acrylic skin.
I did this acrylic skin a few months back and did a transfer of a tree that I had taken a photo of several years ago.. This tree was planted by my Dad before I was born. When I was a child the tree had grown to maturity. Then as I grew. He built a swing for me in this tree.
I spent many hours around this tree.. Hanging out with my Dad. Pushing me on the home made swing. Then we I was bored with the swing.. My Dad and I would sit under this tree and talk. Or my Dad would talk and I would listen..He was the story teller. Regrets in Life, but what does a child know. I should have listened more and remembered more of those stories. I remember the memories. The stories not all can I recall. I most of all remember how much I loved my Dad and how much he loved me.. Good memories..
My Dad left this world and tree was left.. Then one day we sold the home and the land. Someone else clear down every thing.. The house and the tree.. One thing they did not take down and that was the Memory.
I dedicate this piece to my Dad and all the wonderful Memories.
I love you Daddy.
Your daughter,

Friday, September 18, 2009

Journal Page and Poetry

One of my journal pages and words of poetry.

Fairy Tales

You believed in your own story,
then climbed inside it-
a turquoise flower,
You gazed past ailing trees,
past crumbling walls and rusty railings.
Your least gesture beckoned a constellation
of wild vetch, grasshoppers and stars
to sweep you into immaculate distances.

The heart may be tiny
but the world's enormous.

And the people in turn believe-
in pine trees after rain,
then thousand tiny suns, a mulberry branch
bent over water like a fishing-rod,
a cloud tangled in the tail of a kite.
Shaking off dust, in silver voices
ten thousand memories sing from your dream.

The world may be tiny
but the heart's enormous.

by Shu Ting......

Enjoy your weekend and believe in your dreams.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Yes, I call it Art In a Box.....What? I know! NO, it is just found objects placed in a box!! What!!! Yes I know! It is Art! What????
I hope you find Inspiration in what ever you are doing today. This is just in my studio for inspiration. With the Words as stated WHAT!!!!!!!placed above the box. YES , when nothing comes to you for inspiration you just stand up and say WHAT!!!!!!! Then you change the objects in the box and look at it again..... I know it's ART.....
Thanks for all your comments and just the ones who drop in.. I hope today and every day brings you laughter and inspiration.
May you always dream in color,

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Looking into My Journal

Journal Page done on water color paper. I have not been in my studio for a week or so..
I am one of those artist who goes through the moods.. My mind is just tired lately and so as it affects the body is too is just too tired also.
So when I am not in my studio. Where am I ? Reading and taking care of my Mom.

So for the love of the trees, I thought I would post another one for you. As you all know that reads my blog..Trees are beautiful and it makes me sad when so many are cut down. So fall is coming up and it is a time to do fall planting and why not plant a new tree.. I am looking for a new one now.. I think I will look for a Dogwood, I would love to plant a pink one. I planted a white dogwood last fall and lost him. I could not dig him up and so all
summer it stayed in my yard. It was a perfect landing spot for the birds to stop and take a rest.. So he had a purpose. He looked like the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Today my Mom had visitors and among them were children. Great Grand children and so being 10 and boys they brought the tree down..
The funny thing it made me sad...I know..Silly. So it is time to replace him with a new pink dogwood and hope this year it will live and grow into a beautiful large tree. No I will not place it in the same spot..
So you can see I do not live a very exciting life..LOL.....
Thanks for stopping by and sorry for not posting in awhile.

May you always dream in color.

Monday, September 7, 2009

To Late You stepped Right Into It.

This is acrylic on water color paper 12x15. Go on click on to get a better view...
My opinion and it is just my opinion..
There are two types of people when it comes to this question. The question being what type person are you? Either you are one who jumps right in and steps right into it. Never thinking about what will happen.
Or you are one who thinks about it before you put your foot down to step into it. Thinking about what the out come will be. O K maybe a third falls into this which is the ones like me.
You are neither you are just wondering around with your thoughts someone where else and clueless and you step right into it without even knowing and then you leave evidence where ever you step without even knowing. LOL can we say it in real words LAUGH OUT LOUD....!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a good week and enjoyed their Labor Day holiday...

May you always dream in color and when you do save some of it to paint your master piece.

Friday, September 4, 2009


The poem that is written on this is by Eleanor Graham a old book of poetry I found at a old book store.
The piece is done in acrylic on water color paper..The colors of nature and the beautiful words of poetry.
Because you can not read this on the piece.. I am writing it below..
I shall be a mountain stream,
And you will be my bed.
I shall be my own sweet dream
Of things that you have said.
I shall be a story's words,
And you the author of it.
I shall be the flight of birds,
And you the sky above it.
I shall be the swaying wheat,
And you the wind that blows;
And we shall find each other, sweet,
In everything that grows.
What matter if my youth should fade,
Or if your step should falter?
The pattern of our love is made
On lines that never alter.
Eleanor Graham 1944
May you all have a great Labor Day weekend..
May you always dream in color.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Strength of Three

This is 12x15 on Arches water color paper.. Mixed Media. The first one I could not get the true color.. So on the second I just brought it in on the main subject so you could get a better view. You still need to click on the second one to get a better view..
Three's seem to be surrounding me and my thoughts lately. I worked in my studio today, which is near my Mom. She was sleeping a lot today and today was not a good day for her..So when she slept, I created and this is what I did.. I had to create today.. I did several pieces today.. I am not saying they were all good but I had to be busy with my creation and my creator.
I am afraid. My Mom is getting so fragile and she is struggling to breathe. She sleeps and dreams and I am not sure she knows which is real any more..I explain to her she is dreaming and she says Ok.. She seems to understand at the moment and then it is lost..
The one thing about aging is how they are so child like..She giggles like a little girl and it is beautiful. She is trusting me just as a child does..She depends on me taking care of everything.
The thing is I can not take care of everything. I can not make her better.. So I have to let God take care of her. I have to have faith and at the moment, I am struggling..
Struggling for strength .
This piece to me is about Asking for Strength. And Strength comes in 3's...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Thank you all for visiting my blog and listening to my stories and giving me comments on my art and for your prayers.