Monday, December 31, 2012

My Best of 2012

:: my life. my studio. :: 
birdie clips 2
paper painted backgrounds
tea bag book
29 faces
painting with a cause
Nominated- King of Journey 
art journal cards
painting- the truth
The Plain Truth
Rule of Three 
The Studio
The Studio - a thriving artist community
 Launching of an online "private" community 

There you have it!
Some of my favorite moments for 2012.
I enjoyed sharing it all ... with you, my readers.
I am looking forward to continuing my artful journey
taking you all along with me as we approach, 2013.   
For your love, encouragement, and support.
welcome in 2013... 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

:: enjoy your visit ::
 these delightful links are offered to inspire you and available to visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!
If I do not see you around till 2013 
I wish you 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dare To Believe...

:: painting in thought ::
With this in mind, I look forward to sharing with you...
a friendship.
a world of inspiration.
words of encouragement & support. 
our artful lives.
 the passion we have for creativity.
 the love we have towards one another in 2013. 
all in the name of art. 

Let us dare to draw outside the lines.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The After Glow...

:: day after Christmas ::
Is one of my favorite days of the year.
 Usually, the house is stuffed with left over feast food, 
pie, and homemade goodies to snack on... well into the New Year.
All is calm... 
The stress of the Holidays has come to pass.
Memories were made 
reflecting upon how blessed I am is always a treasure.
Today was a day of rest, for me as well.
I spent most of the day wrapped up in my electric blanket.
( words can not express, just how much I adore my blanket! )
As I look outside my bedroom window... the storm has passed.
 It had rained all night, and once again... the clouds made room for the sun to appear.
We have been having some unusually cold nights here in Southern California. 
Down into the low 30 degrees-Fahrenheit.
I also, wanted to share with you... my latest Madonna painting.
 The last artful project, of my series, for this Christmas.
Honestly, for me... this was a wonderful experience,
 incorporating the Madonna paintings into this Holiday season. 

Enjoy the after glow!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Madonna Tag...

:: mother mary ::
Christmas Eve
 Perhaps we have more in common than we think.
We seek - truth
We are guided - by love
To have faith - in each other.
Mary (merry) CHRISTmas Eve to you!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit... and these delightful links. 
Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crafted as an adjective...

:: soft and puffy ::
pom-poms make me smile... in case you did not know!
 Using my Clover-Pom-Maker these yarn pom-poms are created in a snap! 
I simply adore them... and every time a create these, they always make me giggle.
In my opinion, pom-poms are so much fun to decorate with. 
Place them on your Christmas tree.
Use them to decorate a gift.
Tie them in a row and hang them from your mantle.
Let them swing from your curtain rod.
It is endless to what you can do with pom-poms... 
so soft and puffy, they are impossible to resist!
Enjoy yourself, grab a ball of yarn.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Huichol Yarn Art - composed in color

:: soap box ::
mini canvas
An Artist's Soap Box Life # 3
This altered soap box was inspired and created using a method called- 
Yarn Art or known as Huichol (pronounced Wee-chol) yarn painting.

Huichol people, once nomadic descendents of the Aztecs.
The yarn paintings were originally intended as ceremonial offerings to the Spirits to insure a bountiful harvest.
 Yarn paintings continue today as a testament to their religious and cultural beliefs. Filled with the iconography of their organizing mythology, these compositions are teeming with color and life.

 materials needed for this project:
soap box
masking tape
acrylic paint
Here is a video on creating Yarn Art.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mother Mary...

:: Madonna :: 
 Using art as my platform... 
I share with you my spiritual path, which I have chosen to take for the holidays.
A small series of Madonna paintings. 
 Let us set forth in a likeness, as from a mirror, 
an admirable quality which reflects ourself...
 The clear goodness towards others...
for all mankind.