Monday, November 30, 2009

It's the last day of November!!!  Only one month left in this year.  Where or where did the time go?  The important thing is did I enjoy the process and live each moment to its fullest.  Yes, I believe I did.  Oh, I wasted some and squandered a bit here and there, but overall I have spent this past year doing exactly what makes me happy -- my art, learning Photoshop, sharing information with other artists.  Oh, and of course, time with my family!!!
I have painted some more of my 4 x 4's.  Still haven't done the 12 x 12.  All this color makes me really happy.  I like to sneak in the studio now and then and just look at them.  They are fun and playful and speak to my organic nature.  They remind me of my childhood when I did all kinds of finger painting and crayons.  Yes, that big box of crayons was like gold when I was a youngster.  My favorite colors were worn down to a nub.  Those were magenta, purple, yellow, red, pea green and sapphire blue.  Interesting that those are still my favorites.
So here are four of my little works.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A departure from my journal art

I've been working feverishly the past couple days painting wild colors on 4 x 4 masonite panels.  I like the freedom of movement, and you know what a sucker I am for color!!!!  Haven't decided what to do with them yet.  I'm going to do something similar on a 12 x 12 and will post when that is done.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Collage Workshop

I was fortunate to take a workshop last week-end from Janis Marashlian.  She provided lots of images, papers, accessories, etc. and we put them to work in our collages.  I took pictures of the studio and the marvelous art hanging as well as a few collages of fellow classmates

And finally my piece....  The butterflies all around her head are Janis' idea.  I love my butterfly maiden!!

A Day in Encinitas

Mike and I spent a day in Encinitas visiting the Self Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens (so quiet and beautiful) and window shopping.  Had a nice lunch at Thyme in the Ranch.  A couple pictures below:

 And beautiful koi swimming in the pond fed by a small waterfall

And finally lunch

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

My First Art Show

Lots of excitement around 
here.  These are some shots of a few of the entries in a recent 
city-sponsored, juried art show.
  My first show and my little women
 (12 x 12) were somewhat
 dwarfed by the large canvases.  It was a fun evening and important
 to me as I wanted to see how the process works.  The venue was Yoga Works, and all 
was done in a professional manner.
  We had the
 usual wine and cheese
 but also two gentlemen playing 
a cello and acoustic guitar.  
And best of all
 I sold my first piece of art - my little woman with the butterflies
 on her shoulder.  That is probably the most exciting part of the
 entire process.  It inspires me to do more on canvas!!  I seem to do most of my art in my journal
 as a journal take up a lot less room than canvas.  I have promised
 myself to dig out that large canvas and do something with it as well.

And finally my two little women