Sunday, July 26, 2009

{Every Woman Should Own a Wrap}

To wrap yourself in something so lovely
you can't help but feel embraced in beauty, and love.
We are women and no matter your age or looks you are beautiful.
Express your beauty.
It's time, gentle soul,
to wake up and share the beautiful person you are.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

{Photo Tote}

Still focusing on totes for the fall shows.
I still have another 2 or 3 ideas I want to do before moving on to the next great idea.

Friday, July 17, 2009

'Tis Gallery Sales are Soaring

Sales at 'Tis Gallery are keeping me very busy creating Wearable Art. They have only been open
5 or 6 weeks and I have already sold 6 or 7 items. I am thrilled.
They are such great people to be working with.
SOOOOO.... I'm having a busy time trying to creating other items for the fall shows.
I was able to make this bag today, and spend time in my garden.
Now to find time to make another piece for 'Tis.
But first my friend, Jo Manginelli and fellow Les Femmes' artist, and I are getting together tomorrow to play
with photo transfers. Jo is a suburb weaver and has plans to to some weaving with her photo
transfers. Perhaps I will be able to post some of those pics tomorrow.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

{New Series-Bags, Purses and Totes}

The first in a new line to be available this fall
I have printed some of my paintings on fabric for use on these bags. They are what I am calling mixed media bags.
After creating journals using different mixed media techniques with my face paintings I am delighted to be able to use them in other "projects"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

{Another face painting}

Painted this lovely last weekend.
The more I paint the more I enjoy it. She will soon be on a purse or bag and a journal cover.
Watch for her and others soon.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

{New nuno felted wrap}

Created this beautiful wrap today.
Nuno felting looks so feminine

I have more wool coming and will be making more of these either for "Tis or the fall shows.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

{What I Did on My Staycation}

Collage from PhotoShop.... Ta Da!!!!!!
I love Staycations.
I have taken may staycations ~
even before there was the word for it.
Lots of Art,
Lots of Photoshop,
Sold lots of art,
Let go,
Painted... faces, deck
Might even have thrown in a Birthday
and there is still time for more. Its not over yet.
Where is that mug??????????

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wild Geese ~ Mary Oliver

I truly enjoy painting these portraits

Trying new things. Attempting to keep it simple, less defined.

a favorite poem to share...

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.

You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--

over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
­ ~ Mary Oliver

{ Honoring Maiden, Mother, Crone }

In continuing celebration of my first senior discount.
What a grand old tree. I took this photo on my recent day trip to Jerome.
I didn't know at the time I took the photo what I would do with it. Or the significant meaning it would have. I just heard the tree speaking to me. What a interesting and enchanting life this tree is having. Clearly not a young sapling and it surly has given many seeds and nurtured much life.
Then I snapped a photo of this bumper sticker - lol
The caption under CRONE reads...
"Creative Researcher Of New Experiences"

I really wished I had asked her where she got it.
I'll have to watch for her around town.

and yes it was a gray haired chick driving

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Photoshop Musings

Photo of a wild flower I took on my day trip from my to DO list.
a Penstemon
With help from a tutorial from Digital Scrapper I am learning new tricks with good old
Its a start :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Necklace/Bracelet

I have created another necklace/bracelet which I will have at the Studio Tour or Les Femmes shows this fall

CoLor ChAnGe on sHawL

Took the yellow shawl to Tis gallery. This color combo looks really great with jeans.
They are easy to dress up or down.
close up of the flowers. I need to do a photo shoot with someone wearing them.

Mile Stone

I hit a mile stone yesterday.
Oh yea! And what a mile stone.
And the perfect opportunity to use this photo of the heart in my latte
I received my first SENIOR DISCOUNT !!!!!!!!!!! ;-) lol
I was shopping at Goodwill - looking for those unique items and vintage laces etc. when the cashier ask if I was going to try and tell him I was a senior for the discount when I said I didn't think so, what is the age? 55. I replied - not till November. He said I'll give it to you anyway.