Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A few WIPs...(works in progress)























The top pic is pencil done on a muslin cloth. I purchased a 4" x 4" muslin journal from Lynne Hoppe www.lynnehoppe.blogspot.com and this extra piece of muslin was included in my order so I am playing with it. I see little eyes peeping out from the hair on the viewers right. I keep seeing eyes pop up in my little journal. I think she has more in her etsy shop just check out her site if interested. I love her blog she shares her techniques and many other things. It is fun to play!

I love the Naiad's that were so popular in the Art Nouveau movement. I am working on this one now. One of my favorite contemporary artists is Patricia Ariel http://mesmerizedbythesirens.blogspot.com her work really inspires me to explore deep inside and that is what I hope to do with this painting, we will see. There will be a story behind this one that I will share when painting is finished. I am really posting to see what it looks like from my computers view point and will make changes as it progresses. And I see that I need to make some changes now! This is only the early stages. I hope it turns out!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

"In the Spring when things are green I'll try and tell you what I mean....




Ahhhhh,,,,Lewis Carroll thank you for those lines! These lines have always resonated with me. "In the Summer when days are long, perhaps you'll understand the song." I like to say "In the Spring when things are green, I'll try and show you what I mean." I am an artist I can show you better than I can tell you. These lines make me feel so nostalgic, I guess we all go through these periods. I have so few friends only because I was that shy child that felt things too deeply but couldn't express them very well. Too shy to speak up! I could almost cry if you looked at me and saw me. I liked to be invisible, I tried to be invisible. I think that it's is ok most times I love to be alone, I crave it but during these nostalgic times I want to reach out to those I knew, to those that were in my life. To those I hurt but didn't understand at the time I was hurting them because I was so into my head, so into my self absorbed little world where make believe was reality, at least it was a more appealing reality, really an escape. So now it is the time in my life when my eyes are opening and I am getting older and it is harder to escape and now I need to face myself mostly that these lines ring true..."In the Summer when days are long perhaps you'll understand the song." I feel I am beginning to understand the song.

It is raining here in the Seattle area and of course that always adds to the inner drama, the memories, the nostalgia. I need to remind myself to be in the moment so I am getting this out here and now so that I can be in the moment and get back to the many creative projects I have in mind. Some of which make me think of Lewis Carroll's lines in Alice in Wonderland as I have made these things that remind me of "and Mimsy were the burroughgroves the momewraths outgrabe", or something like that (my Alice book is not at hand right now). I am calling these creations Mimsies, these are what mimsies are to me. I still have a few in progress, ready to paint up, I only have two at the moment but hope to get them to my etsy shop this coming month. I have had so much fun making them!

My computer is back and has more room, I just have to compress some images that I have and that should help increase the space. My son said that when people send me video attachments, e.g. The cute dualling kitties or the cute kid having a tantrum. When I opened them they would add attachments automatically and also added several viruses that were hogging up space. So he told me "DO NOT OPEN VIDEOS THAT PEOPLE SEND YOU, IF YOU HAVE TO SEE THEM JUST GO TO YOUTUBE AND LOOK THEM UP YOURSELF." So to all of you that have sent me cute videos before I will not be opening them, sorry but I need to have my computer at hand....lol, I know many of you know what I mean! Also, I will not be sending any cute videos, ok, I promise!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I haven't been ignoring just trying to figure out...

how to upload pics from my new camera. Why does it have to be so complicated?
#$%@!!!

Also, I have to try to make more space in my computer so I have to wait for my computer expert son to come by this evening to show me what I am doing wrong and to clear up space! I am sure I have duplicate programs somehow, it all started with new printer and camera so that is me trying to learn things on my own. It just gets more complicated, must be some kind of karma I have to learn, ohohoh, (let's not let karma get complicated too, a silent prayer to myself here)! Shhhhhh! He will be taking my laptop to his house to work on it and I don't know if I am liking the idea of my laptop being gone from my sight for long! I will get it back when he is good and ready and not when I want it back I am sure, the usual, you know how it goes. Oh well, can't complain it is free help!

I recently purchased a wonderful cloth journal book all prepped and ready for me to play with from Lynne Hoppe www.lynnehoppe.blogspot.com from her etsy store. I was so happy to get the only or the last little cloth journal and now I see how she puts them together, (she has shown them on her blog). I should be able to make more and more and use the bolt of muslin I purchased a year ago from JoAnn's. This is so much fun for me. The only other thing I am looking forward to purchase is a prepped journal created by Mystele....so Mystele (www.mystele.com)if you still visit my blog please answer my email?

Well enough bladdy, blah for now, hopefully will have more to show soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exotique (fini)




Here is the project I was working on in Sharon Tomlinson's www.allnorahsart.ning.com online class project. Completed! Thanks to you who gave me suggestions to improve this collage! I really enjoyed making this especially after some of the other offered suggestions, I think it really helped! She is done on an 8" x 10" canvas, using vintage print, gel medium transfers, decorated paper napkins, acrylic paint, oil pastel, Inktense pencil, black ink, Caran deArche water soluable crayons.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A new project and Ridng a headless horse....






at age 14 with my on and off friend Bunny (you know how teenagers are). Those were the days. What a beautiful blustery day at Hansen Dam Stables in So. California! Hansen Dam Stables was in Sylmar. I don't know if it still exists, I imagine not. I do not remember this day and I have a pretty good memory! I am on the headless horse and "Bunny" is on the horse with a head! There we are in our mohair sweaters and sneakers, this should date us! Hope you don't mind me posting this Bunny!

The second pic is a project from allnorahsart.ning.com project (another fun online class). I am not sure it is finished but I don't know what else to do with it. It needs something more in my opinion.

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