Thursday, February 23, 2012

Inner Stillness

All true Artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
~Eckhart Tolle~

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rise Above

Sometimes change is hard for me. Although I know that it is necessary if we are to grow. I find myself fighting it. Even though I know it is inevitable. I don’t know why because I know I always get through it. It is exactly where and who I am supposed to be at that time. I will welcome the next change in my life. I am learning. Always learning. Even if it is painful it always seems to come out all right in the end. Therefore……..

I will rise above and live to my fullest potential.

I wanted to speak to the people last week that left comments. I was so overwhelmed with gratitude. It made me cry in a good way. I can not begin to tell you what it meant to me. For the people that spoke about their loved ones with Alzheimers. I am feeling your pain and I am thinking of you. You are strong and you will be ok. It is tough I know. The most important thing is this “ They may not be able to remember you but you remember them” Do not forget them. Keep them close.

Please everyone go and visit the people at Paint Party Friday. I am so sorry for not getting around to enough people last week. I love to see everyone’s creative endeavors. Everyone is so inspiring!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Mixed Media Painting

" When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation and people want to be near you"

I love this quote it is from the book "Much to do about Loving" by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly.  I saw the quote in the O Magazine. I just loved it. I am going to make a big painting with this quote on it and hang it on my kitchen wall so I can read it every morning before I leave the house to remind me.
So true.

And now some of the process
Steve cuts wood for me and it is primed.
Pick out the colors. I tend to gravitate to these colors. Red, Green and Cream
Throw some paint on the wood.  Add some paper and texture.

Make my own stencils

Make more textures

Paint the face and the first signs of flowers

Figuring out what flowers and where I want to place them. I cut out many different flowers. Not all of them made it.
More paper flowers and more painting.


 I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!
If you have time go and visit all the artist at Paint Party Friday!