Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Day At A Time

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."

~Ida Scott Taylor~

Sometimes I forget about this and get caught up in the day to day.
Remember to live in the moment.

Don't forget to visit everyone at Paint Party Friday!

I hope everyone has at least one moment of joy and happiness this week and everyday.
It is there!
Look for it!
You will see it!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This and That

I had a fantastic week!!! It started with Fall Art on the Ave. It was wonderful!!!
So many family and friends came out to see me.

I also ran into my very first boyfriend. He said he was looking in his parents attic and he found some big eyed girls I had done when I was 14.  I told him he better get them for me so I can scan them I would love to see them. What a hoot!!

I sold some of my pieces and lots of prints and cards.  It was so much fun!!! It is so great to meet people that you meet though your blog or facebook.

Could not be able to do this without my wonderful daughter Nelly.

People on the Ave.... 

The magician that was making a flea disappear.
I think I saw this show about 20 times.
He was a very nice man. From Atlantic City.

One side of my stand.

Time ticking piece. Found a fantastic frame for it. Perfect!!

I finally traded out my Leaning on a Friend Painting from Alex at Hello Bluebird. I gave her the "Look Within" for a while. Have to change it up!
She said that there is a lady saving up to buy this. Ahhh I feel bad.
My postcards and prints.

I have been working on a piece for my Circle Journal.  I will just show you a bit.   The theme is "Time"
Just a little taste of it. Not completed yet.

I bought these Clock faces and gears from Ebay they are so cool to work with.
I am really into the Steam Punk stuff. All the clocks and gears.  Love all the assemblage art.   I want to take a class with Michael deMeng someday. He teaches at Artfest but I  would have to trek all that stuff all the way across the US.  Not so easy.  But someday!!!  So fun!!!

And to top the week off I went to see the Avett Brothers  last night with my sisters.  It was so fun!!!!!!! If you haven't seen my facebook page. Go check it out my sister took a lot of video of them.  They were soooooooo good!!!
They are one of those bands that I knew I had to see once in my life. The energy that they bring is so unique!!! When you leave the concert you are changed!!!
Every video she has is of the mellow songs because when they do there fast songs you can't help but to start jumping.  Wayyyyyy Fun!!!!

I am still high!!!

Thank you Heidi for the use of your video!!!

Please join the  Paint Party Friday. See all the pretty art!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good Enough - Art on the Ave

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

~ Lao Tzu ~

Hello everyone! This is a journal page I did.  I have been very busy this week getting ready for Art on the Ave.  I have not been able to do much else. If anyone is interested come over, down, up (which ever you are) to West Reading and join the fun this Saturday!

I am so sorry that I did not get to everyone this week at Paint Party Friday.
Kristin and Eva are always the most wonderful hosts.

Also stop by Jenny Doh's CRESCENDOH
I Always find inspiration there.

May everyone find some kind of joy this week and everyday!!!
Love you all!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time Ticking in My Head

Sometimes I feel like time is just ticking away. I don't mean to be negative but sometimes it scares me. I feel that I will not be able to do all the things I wanted to do. 
Being that I think I just woke up from a long nap!!( I mean from life).
I want to make a difference in peoples lives somehow.

How can I make a difference??

That is why I call this piece " Time is Ticking in My Head. When I  look in her face she shows just a bit of fear.
That is why you all have to live everyday to the fullest. I am trying!!
Live to the Fullest. It sounds so cliche.
Live now don't wait! Waiting is for the birds. Act now. Not tomorrow. Don't wait for your life to come to you!! You have to make your life.
I am so jazzed about my foot being healed so I can exercise and get some of the excess weight off!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

Covered an old canvas with paper


Sketched a face

I always start the face first.
Added background stamps and wash of paint.

When I get that face that is when I decide what the piece will be

Some hair

Band for the hat and ruffle around the neck(book pages)

Old clock face, leaves, old chandelier piece, crystal.

A few details.

Face close up

Completed piece.

Don't forget to visit Paint Party Friday!!!

See you soon!!!