Monday, 19 January 2015

Plaster sheets - such fun!

It's the first time I've ever painted on Plaster and I really loved it

I've been working in the beautiful little loose page art journal that Lorraine gave me in Italy.  The front and back cover are plaster sheets.  I'm soooo enjoying my journals these past few weeks.

As well as working in my journals I'm also working a lot in monochromatic and I'm also loving that too.  It's creating drama and tonal values and depth and I'm just having so much fun with it.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Selfie....

Love is the Substance of all life.  Everything is connected in love...
Absolutely everything

Journal work... loving this place...

I'm working daily in a few different little journals.
And I have to tell you I'm really loving it so much!
I'm particularly fond of this girl and the mixed media elements.... 
I'm loving discovering who shows up each day.
I didn't expect to be having so much fun!

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Some of my Christmas gifts have started to arrive...

At last some of my internet orders are trickling in.  I bought these last year and they finally arrived.  I think they went for a walk about just before christmas because when I went into customs on Saturday to pick these up - I could see someone had already signed for it.... hmmmmm I'm just so grateful that arrived safely back in my hands.

Oh my goodness - these prints are just gorgeous.... Beautiful Misty Mawn Prints.

Merry Christmas to me.... at long last.

I'm still waiting for other things to arrive.  But I'm being patient... 

Early morning rides...

stolen moments before the world wakes up...
Watching the sun come up over The City.
What a wonderful way to start their holiday days!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Beautiful Creative play...

Oh my goodness!  I loved doing this... 
I haven't done a mixed media collage for sooo long!
Over a year!  And I don't know why...
Because it's such beautiful creative play!
I was so very nervous to do one and I had to remind myself of my lessons from Face to Face Workshop and from Italy!

But I can't wait to finish her.
There is something mature and hauntingly beautiful about her.
I hope I can do right by her!

Saying farewell to the Secret Keeper...

The Secret Keeper - A guardian of Truth - goes home

People often ask me if I struggle to let go of my pieces of art and I must say I don't.
It's a joy being able to create and send them out into the world.
But saying goodbye to this painting was the first time I struggled.
She's definitely been one of my favorite paintings to date.
I think because she symbolized such a shift for me in my work.
It was the first full painting I did after returning from Italy and she just came from such a deep place.  And she came out so different... And she captivated me.

She wasn't a "good girl" or "safe" - but she was rich in wisdom and maturity.
Each time I looked at her - I realized my trip had not only impacted me deeply in my mind and heart - but also on my canvas.

I am absolutely thrilled about where she's going to live... I couldn't have asked for a better home for her... but it was a pull on the ol' heartstrings.
I had actually decided if she hadn't sold by the end of December,
she was staying home...
But she snuck out the door just before Christmas.

Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled I am able to sell pieces, gift pieces and share my art - it's a huge love for me.  I'm completely honored and exceptionally grateful!
Always grateful!!!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you love what I do enough to put money to it.  It's humbling and something I hold precious in my heart!