Friday, December 20, 2013

Scenes of the Holiday

Oh Christmas Tree!

Merry Christmas!

Lights on the House

Christmas Paintings Everywhere

My favorite things. My Metal Poinsettia 

Love my Christmas Present from my Cleaning Man.
Beautiful Easel!
He knows me so well!
Thank you Patrick!

Stockings Hung by the Chimney

Studio crazy messy! Busy Busy!

My Sister's Beautiful House on Christmas Eve!
(Before the Frenzy)
Loud Beautiful Family!!

This is what it is all about!


Handmade Gifts by Heidi my sister.

 What a clever idea!

Waiting for the Ball to drop!!
 Happy New Year!!!

Also I got my copy of Somerset Studio

7 Whole Pages!! I am sooooo honored!!!! 
Don't forget to pick up your copy Jan 1st. At any AC Moore, Michaels and Barnes and Noble.
Or buy it on the Stampington website.

My Mother would be so proud. She is why I am who I am. I miss her so.  My childhood was full of art.
My Mother was always creating and she showed us how to look at things in a different ways. Family was everything.  She gave me her values. 
And now Family is everything to me.
I love my Family.
Every part of my family,  The Good.  The Bad.  The LOUD!

Here's to you and all your families!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
See you in 2014!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

WIP, Progression

Working on a New Painting.
Not finished yet.
But it is coming along.
Not sure how she will turn out. 
I am not liking the flowers in the back...
Hmmmm Not sure...
Any way here is some of the progression shots

Sketching on the Canvas

Painted the face and some of the flowers.
Always starts with the face.
Soul of the painting

Glued some scrapbook paper for the scarf
Adding some texture.

This is where I am so far. Still have more to go.  I believe the flowers will go and I will do something else.
There will most likely be some words written.  They haven't come yet. I have to sit with it for a while.

Also did some more work on my Big painting.
See my prior post here from prior week to see what it looked like then.
This is one of my favorite things to do.
Just make a lot of marks on the canvas.
What was there before ???
Nothing, A Blank Canvas!
I find that so interesting. 
Were does it come from?
A mark! That is how it starts, Just one little mark.
You can not worry what it is just let it fly!!

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” 
~Martha Graham~