Friday, February 13, 2015

Art and Poetry

Another finished painting, and this time, it is just mixed media, no texture, just paint.
And words of course...I love to add words to my art. This one sat on my floor for a week, deciding how much of the poem from David Wagoner called 'Lost' I wanted to add.
Finally decided on just the last lines. I think they are enough.

So far I believe I created more paintings this year than all of last year, that's pretty sad! but it is what it is, and I hope to never get in such a bad slump that I let a year go by without doing the thing I love most in life, Creating.
These are my characters, my whimsical little girls, and this year, they need to come out and play. So that's what I will let them do. Now, on to the next one :-D

Stand still.
The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost.
Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still.
The forest knows Where you are.
You must let it find you.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

poor, poor neglected blog

hi friends, yes I'm still around. I feel bad for neglecting my blog, but 2014 wasn't exactly a wonderful year. I barely created anything, too much stuff was going on in my life and the last thing I felt like doing was art....which is strange, because alot of artists like to lose themselves in their art when times are hard.
All my plans for the year were derailed, I neglected yoga, eating healthy, and journaling daily.
Well, it's a new year, so let's not dwell on the crapola that was 2014, lol!

So, here we are in February, and I'm loving this winter. It gives me an excuse to stay in and paint, which I have been doing. I'm a bit slow on the journaling at the moment, but did manage to get something done for Valentine's Day...
 Not everyone has a significant other, so I wanted to remind people that the most important person in your life, is you.

This next one I couldn't decide if she was going to be a witch or the end I didn't want to ruin her hair with a hat, so I threw some wings on her :-D
 Lots of layers and texture, it felt great to get out my gold leaf and glitter and just play.

I miss blogging, it feels much more real here. I'm on Facebook, which I had sworn I would never do, but had no choice as one of the art classes I wanted to take was going to be held there, and eventually, after trying to be 'anonymous' just gave up and took full part in it, but I find it harder to write stuff.. Everything moves so fast, and it's just not the same as blogging. So whether anyone reads this or not, I think I would like a place to just document my year, and maybe share some interesting information I find that may benefit someone.
If you are still reading, thank you, and bless you.