Thursday, May 28, 2015

Show and Tell: Meditation Box

Meditation Box 01

Beginning 3D Design was a course at university required for my arts degree. I had no idea just how much I was going to fall in love with mixed media. It was so much fun and so many artistic opportunities were opened up to me. We did projects using wire, paper, and the last one was called 'Personal Space.' I was to take a box... any box... and make it all about me.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Painting: Vitruvian Troll

vitruvian troll painting 01 doll


Another painting finished!

Continuing with my using dolls and toys as subjects, my model for this painting is a troll doll. It is special to me because I had a couple as a teen. Wish I still had them (my favourite had white and grey hair). They would be worth a bit of money now.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

#1000Speak: Connecting the Hearts

painting angel compassion 01

I didn't have anything to post this month for the Compassion project. I have been busy with other paintings and working at the non-artistic-but-pays-the-rent job. As an artist, I have made paintings for #1000 Voices Speak for Compassion twice: The Angel of Compassion and The Nurturing Heart


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Flag Painting: Order and Chaos

wall hanging flag painting order chaos 01

Flag Painting: Order and Chaos


I recently created this painting (May 2015). For the army men toy shapes, I photographed, printed, and traced each one individually to create the 'stars' and overall pattern. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Sacred River Church of Troll

marion street bridge 01

Trolls have faith

Trolls worship the earth and the sky

                                   as we do

Bridge is more than home

Bridge is cathedral that offers hope


                                   escape from despair

Meetings by chance

Meetings remembered

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Message from Me on Mother's Day

As a mother... I made mistakes. I bumbled and fumbled and fell flat on my face. I made so many mistakes I lost count. I did things I shouldn't have and I did things I regret. I didn't do things I should have and I sometimes wish I could do it all over differently.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Show and Tell: Colors of White

Painting: Colors of White


I am working on a few paintings I have going right now. Nearly there... then I can begin more! I will be posting about them very soon. So while we wait, here is a favourite that has been (quite literally) hanging around...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Finished Painting: Baby Doll

Painting: Baby Doll


Some of you know I have been working on a few paintings lately. There were four (and became five when I did the “C” painting for a soon arriving baby, see For Margarita). I made myself a rule I could not begin any new ones until I finish those I am working on. So... today I finished one up... three more to go!