Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Plain Truth.

:: face it ::
It is not always easy to come to terms...
 to look at the truth, dead square in the eye!
It takes courage...
to tell yourself, I will not take this laying down. 
The plain truth is... no one should.

I painted this piece 
after spending, much needed time evaluating my efforts, 
plans, goals, and just how far have I "really" come?
:: facing the truth ::
Is not always easy, nor is it gentle to side with at times. 
In reality, we all have to come to terms...
As for me 
these are the questions hanging over my shoulders-
What I am spending my time on? 
 What value do I hold with time?
Wish to paint more,why do I get distracted?
Keep quality not quantity readers, followers, and FB friends.
Where do I find and group together others who follow this same passion?
How does the "starving artist" support their creative habit? 

:: In all honesty :: 
I can not be every where, on the internet, and create artful work.
Can I round-up all of this networking and have it all in one place?
A safe place for all to gather? 
A place of support, encouragement, and where inspiration is offered?

The plain truth is... Yes I can!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mark the vacant place...

:: shadow box ::
Felt so good to be back home... I really treasure my "creative space".
The one place I can completely be
:: ME ::
A place where I can play freely and let go of all my stress!
No rules... no time limit... just pure joy.
A place in which I honor myself.
A space where I hold all of my artful treasures...
Where my heart is filled with contentment. 

How do you mark your vacant place?

The Hunt.

:: house hunting ::

There is so much to consider when deciding where you wish to live...
A place you want to call home. 
These photos are but a few, of the houses we considered, 
were worth being looked at.
We both want some space... room to breathe... and plenty of windows.
 Everyone of these houses 
had something we absolutely adored and a few things we could do without.
As we move out of California to get away from the fast-pace of the city life, 
noise, the over populated areas and of coarse the pollution...
we are sticking firm to our desire of having some space
with plenty of peace and quiet. 
This is only the beginning, of several more trips to the Pacific Northwest, 
before we make our final decision.

Then the real work of packing begins!
Honestly, I am not looking forward to that part of the move.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

Enjoy your visit...and these delightful links.
:: recap of the week ::
Sprout # 11 - NOW AVAILABLE - the PLAYFULNESS issue.
(read my interview)

 I've got Mail-Art -The Art Journal Cards.
:: Thank you :: 
(Will post pictures from the trade next week, be on the look out!)

I am participating in 29 Faces in September .
(I have not given up, on catching up)

Terrie Purkey over at Creative Explorer 
asked me if I was willing to participate in the Millennia Mail Art Project .
Honored to do so! 
 Five-layer artwork, created my five talented artist. 

:: Exciting News ::
My Husband and I, are leaving out of town this weekend, 
to look at a house... we just might be calling home!
The idea of building our home has changed, so we are house hunting.
:: WISH ME LUCK! ::  
(I will take plenty of pictures to share with you all, when I get back.)
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Journal Spread

:: a story to tell :: 
Imagine... Your life told in one sentence.
A true story of you. What would you choose to say...?
Your true story, told in one sentence...
leaves them thinking, "I wonder what happened after that..."

With A Gleam In Her Eye...

:: a watercolor face ::
I thought. Could I... Should I...
Take in this much pleasure and have this much fun with watercolors?
Yes I can.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Painting Complete

:: thoughts ::
carefully seeking out the process
Keeping the moment intact...
wrap it carefully round with being mindful.
In the dark, there are shadows...
of those who wish to have, without finding there own way. 
 Avoid all entanglements that it is impossible. 
 Become selfless to all of the elements.
Be ruthless to the order, which you have been told, is the only way to create. 
Take into account... 
:: this is your creation ::

Dare to have the courage to draw outline the lines.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


:: Sprout #11::
online magazine
::: now available ::: 
What is your child self telling you?
How do you cultivate PLAYFULNESS into your life?
How do you find your way back to JOY?
::  grab your issue today ::

I had the honor and pleasure of being interview for this issue...
 along with fifteen other amazingly, talented artists.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday's Lovely Links

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Burning The Midnight Oil

:: carving stamps ::

When I just can not sleep and my mine is in overdrive, 
Some might find this unusual, while others will agree...
:: carve a stamp ::
I find carving stamps to be very therapeutic.

How do you burn the midnight oil?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

29 Faces

:: tags ::
A glimpse at my latest tags for The 29 Faces Challenge.
 This time around...
 I am enjoy a wide variety of mediums.
Playing with color, texture, and design can be a world of fun!