Monday, January 30, 2012

Circle Journal Page - Hope


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune--without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

~ Emily Dickenson ~

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Work in progress and Paint Party Friday

I always keep a large painting going when I am working on other things.  I have been working on this for a couple of months in between all the other stuff. 
I have changed her face a few times. And have added all kinds of lovely flowers.
All I have to do is add the icing (As Flora Bowley would say)
Finishing touches as you will.
The painted frame around it is just getting started.
She waits for me to pay attention to her while I paint other things

Patchwork skirt

I made my own paper for her hair

To be continued.......

Don't for get to visit everyone at Paint Party Friday!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Queen Bee and Paint Party Friday

This Sunday was my niece Liz's Baby Shower and I wanted to make something special for her baby.  So I did this mixed media piece. (don't have a picture of it frame)

 Liz and Josh own a apple farm and they have  real bee's on there farm. They have the bee boxes and someone comes and tends to them. Very cool.  Well anyway our (you notice how I say our)  new baby is going to be the Queen Bee. 

I wrote on the back how much I love her already even though I haven't met her yet.  She is going to have 2 wonderful parents to romp around the woods. I know she will be a wonderful free spirit like the rest of our family. Makes me cry thinking about it. 

Oh and I wish I had pictures (maybe I can get some for next week post) My sister made a Tutu with a tool belt attached to the tutu. (Josh is a contractor) So adorable.
Josh say's no Fru Fru girl for him.  So we tease him that she will be a contractor with a TuTu tool belt. 

Liz and Josh and Baby Mc

People always want to know how I can let go of my pieces.  But this is a perfect example of why I do.  Liz had a mound of presents that she was opening. And when she got to my present to her and she opened it up.  She burst out crying.  The feeling I get from that is so much greater then holding on to a painting. This way I know that baby is going to wake up in the morning and see my painting in her room and give her a little sparkle of joy to start her day.  And that gives me so much more satisfaction then just having it sit in my art room.  I can't wait to meet her.

Go visit all the wonderful artist!

Think about what you can do today to add some joy into someone else's life. If everyone would just do one thing each day to brighten someone elses world.  Wow.... what a great world this would be.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Happy New Year !!!

I am sorry it took me so long to blog but I have been feeling a bit under the weather.  It has been a rough month or so.
I think I have to get the good Mojo going again. 
I did choose a word of the year and it will be....

 (hence the above journal page)

 I want to flourish!!!! I want to boommmm with excitement. I want to grow and learn all that I can. I have such a hunger for art.  I want to learn everything I can! I want to thrive!!! I want to break open!!!!  And Flourish!!!