Sunday, August 16, 2015
I told a friend that I felt like I had a hangover from emotions. So .. i just decided to paint. I wanted to try adding words that I could find in a large print book I had. After messing around with them for a while I decided on this message, determining that my intuited arrangement was just what it needed to be. The Day My Angels Shook All The Outrageous Silence. It fit for it's own reasons. I enjoy the colors that go with it. It means much to me.
I guess at some point I will decide to go back to the abstracts in number. This is 16 x 20 on stretched canvas. Very colorful. I like looking at it. Thanks for stopping over .. cheers.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
I enjoyed how this came together and it was after a bit of contemplation and frustration about what's next for me. I am repurposing found art here in the same way that I am attempting to repurpose my life. I make something beautiful or something that is visually satisfying to me from discarded items .. not trash necessarily, but from items that would probably not be put to any good use. Putting myself back together from the shards of what was or what could't be or what I wanted or wished or grieved or cried or wasn't. Going back to reclaim those things I need or never knew or thought I ever had. Seems apropos to write that the title of this piece is called "Finding Her".
It's difficult at times and now I'm even experiencing the physical manifestations of my fears or frustrations surrounding it. Sciatica .. aaaaaaaacccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Even the sound of that word sounds sinister and wrong or negative. Perhaps its the seat of all my worries, fears and frustrations. It's a big ball of pain. It can be a relentlessly torturous kind of pain that no position of laying, sitting, standing or walking seems to relieve. I am grateful for the times that can get into a position of no pain. I worry that I will have this as I grow much older and more feeble I'm not sure I could withstand the effort to continue. I feel like I'm in a race against time to be more fit so I won't have this later. I hope I'll be able to keep creating in spite of it. Maybe it will show up as it has in the past .... in my work.
Thanks for stopping over ....as always love to hear your comments even if you may have stopped looking. I haven't been as good lately in posting. I'm still here. Ciao
Sunday, May 31, 2015
I have not posted in a while and I have not given up the abstracts I have just needed to do more stitching lately so I thought I'd give you an update on what I've been up too . This on the left is a tunic that I made. Originally this was a mans shirt that I had painted a face and a message to my son with bleach but then I thought the face looked too feminine and he may not wear it so I cut it up and made it into a tunic. I always like to mix things up a bit with other fabrics that I have altered with discharge or rust or eco-dyeing. I had stitched the entire garment except for one small area on one side because I wanted to wear it and ran out of time yesterday.
I have also included some of my rusted fabrics. I love doing them and I never know how the rusted water's will be absorbed into the fabrics. I love to alter fabrics so much that I don't limit my self to a particular type of fabric. I have so much fabric from my mom's sewing room that I wouldn't normally use. Somehow rusting it makes it way more appealing to use in my art and sewing.
Thanks for stopping over to see my work.!!! Love hearing your thoughts on my work ..
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I'll just post an image of what I've been painting. I did a fun piece for a gallery that is doing a spring theme show. I called it Mother Earth in The Garden of My Heart. Red haired wild girl..
It was fun to paint the flowers and hair .. and to put a bluebird in the hair. There's even a dragonfly in it. So yeah .. maybe i'm all over the place .. but i'm having fun.
Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in either of these paintings.
Thanks as always for your comments .. they mean a lot to me.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
About this piece .. i painted so many strokes on this one and then thought it looked too contrived that I just painted over it. I only hesitated for a minute cause I did put hours of strokes. Was it wasted if I eventually got to this? I painted over and over some more. This is where it ended up. There is a constant battle in my self to remake my mind and heart to love and joy and light when I at times battle hard emotions. So I paint over my heart till I find some stillness and peace. This feels like light moving over the chasm of darkness that is somewhere in the back ground of my life let alone this painting. The parts that I love the most are the tiny dots of white that start at the beginning of the golden dots of light connecting the fields of light. And the ones in the center of those same places. They seem to pop out .. they are important. A little light goes a long way in the shadows of my heart. I breath in deep and sigh releasing the harder things and being left with little dots of light. Little dots of light..... and I sigh again...
I hope to post more as I return to the groove .. painting every day is a great value. Experiments with light and color have been very much fun.
If you are interested in this painting please contact me at email@example.com.. is is about 12-14" x 16-18" I'll check for sure if you'd like to have it on your wall.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Have a love filled day and thanks for stopping over and for visiting. Not sure I'm done totally with this one just yet .. but I'll let you know. Ciao...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
When I'm not at home painting for my blog, lately I've been going down to the gallery that I've been selling some of my work and painting along with some other artists that are there. I have had a blast doing this and then interacting with people that happen to come into the gallery. It's something I think I've needed. I'm doing a kind of abstract face on a large surface. I'm enjoying the evolution of that work. It's always funny to see the public's response to my work. Sometimes it makes me laugh. But i'm enjoying the whole thing. So I'm in gratitude. Happy to be painting every day!!!
This is a smaller painting about 10" x 10" and on primed canvas but not stretched. Please contact me if you are interested in this painting. Have a wonderful JOY filled day.. i'm planning too. Thanks for stopping over. :)