Friday, December 31, 2010

It is time for a New Year and a New Smile.

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year and I hope you will have a year full of laughter.
2011 Look out world..It is time for all artist to be filled with inspiration , peace and laughter.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Heart And Sew

I have not had much time for the studio.  I am spending  most of my time with my Mom.  She is not doing well..She is getting more and more confused..Her dreams and reality are forming into one.. When she sleeps which is a lot but when she wakes up her dream continues on.. I could go on with story after story of her dreams..
To get to the pillow.  Which is what you see in the photograph.. My Mom sewed when we were growing up.
She sewed for us and she sewed for others.. She later opened a shop when I was in school.  She loved to sew, knit ,crotchet and anything to do with thread or fabric.   Now she can not remember how to sew

Yet she is always dreaming of beautiful fabrics..Wonderful Dresses made in all colors.. Boxes and Rooms filled with fabric.. She has twice got the scissors and cut her sheet in half  and then a pair of her pj's...When I ask her why she cut these things..She always says they needed repairing... No more scissors....
I decided to get some felt that we could cut together for fun..So we cut flowers out with no pattern...We did a few and then she says Ouch these scissors are hurting my hand... Just as a child would do after a few minutes.
I decided to take the flowers we cut out and I made this simple pillow out of burlap and then tried to sew the words by hand..  "Me And You" ..I am going to give it to her for a Christmas gift..  A memory we can keep....
Treasure every moment you have with your Mom.  If your Mom is already left this world..Make something for in Memory of her... Just for your heart and soul...Or as for me and my Mom.....Heart and Sew.

THIS will be my last post for this year..I just want to say thank you to everyone that follows me and the ones who just stop by..  
You all inspire me, and make me smile and sometimes laugh at loud .Then there are times your honesty of pain and sorrow makes me cry..I  feel blessed for your friendship.
I hope all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
May God Bless .

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sketch Book Sunday

Today is a day for staying inside by the fire place. The temperature dropped last night and it is cold in the south. So what do you do when that happens? You pick up the sketch book and think about warmth and nesting.  LOL
This little piece is done on watercolor paper 9x12 size.Using my Derwent Inktense pencils.These are so much fun and wonderful color..

I called this little piece Family Protection...It started with sketching the people and I decided not to put faces on them and somehow I say eggs in their heads and then I just started with trying to sketch a nest behind them. It was not so much thinking of families protecting their children but how we as humans should protect the earth and the small things that sometimes can not take care of them self. To protect the trees and what lives in the Forrest.
That is my story..You may see another one.
If it is cold were you are snuggle up and stay warm..If it is warm where you are send some of your sunshine this way.
Have a good week.
May you always dream in color.