Sunday, July 28, 2013

recuerda mi corazón

we are all a gift to each other.....
inspiration has been slow in coming. nevertheless.......i managed to finish a madonna named "la virgen de huayalolen" named after my best friend's  love of gardening, especially gardening with roses. 
 i would like to share this post with "recuerda mi corazón" since i just discovered her blog through lynne hoppe
and lloved it.
the rest of the week has been spent mostly exploring the backroads near our home, bicycling, and experimenting with digital art with several neat apps.
i love how this santos cagedoll turned out with a frame from flickr's "playing with brushes".
with this one you can see i got a wee bit ambitious, using several layers and all sorts of editing.
what do you think of our backroads? we live in an area surrounded by farmland, mainly orange and avocado groves.
and this is my largest painting so far, 12x16 on wood panel.  it now hangs in my bedroom to remind me that if you really set your mind to it, you can do it; it just takes patience and perseverance. 

with no formal training, i have read and studied other peoples work, sifting through subjects and techniques that i like. then, i just went for it....trial and error, over and over and over until i got the hang of it.  but most importantly, i realized that it is the process that i enjoy even if some of the results are poor.  being in those creative moments are some of the best moments in my daily life.

when i paint, or sew, or knit, or collage.....i enter a zone, a deep spiritual zone where i find a great calm.

art is so freeing and to create beauty such a reward in itself. i feel these faces coming alive, smiling at me, thanking me even, almost like i've given birth. 


Gillena Cox said...

have a wonderful day

much love...

judie said...

"She acts like summer and walks like rain"! Love that! And the art that goes with it fits perfectly.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You have given beauty!

Macro Mary/Ruby/Yellow

rebecca said...

dear constanza,
welcome to recuerda mi corazon! to say you arrived by way of lynne hoppe is to know we are already kindred spirits.
your madonna of the garden is gorgeous, thank you for gracing this bright new morning with your beauty and heart.

Annie said...

Good morning! Nice to meed you and welcome to Mornings with Mary. I very much enjoyed your Marian portrait. Your back roads are very different from mine. I also live in farmland but it is very wide open with crops and open fields for dairies.

Susana Castro Conti said...

Todas tus creaciones son hermosas! Me encantan estas últimas ilustraciones-pinturas de rostros. Una belleza!

También disfruto del placer de crear!!!

Anonymous said...

Constanza, I'm so glad you found Rebecca via your friend. I love your work. What part of the world do you live in?

maría cecilia said...

Hi my self taught donabellas painter


somepinkflowers said...

so pleased i popped in here
from rebecca's
for this morning
i really Needed

~~if you really set your mind to it,
you can do it~~

your art*work
is lovely
times ten ♥

Priti.Lisa said...

I know exactly how you feel, you have expressed the very way I feel about creating. I love your beauty shines through in them. ♥♥

Maggie Grace said...

Your art is beautiful. I love the different techniques you used for your images...especially the one who is barely there. Art is a spiritual the zone...with someone...something...somewhere. Feeding into our creativity.

Nonnie said...

I'm grateful you discovered Rebecca because it brought me here! I admire those who paint, and I include you. have a blessed weekend!

Mar said...

Que lindo te sale el crear mi querida amiga.
Te sale tan lindo y con tanta naturalidad que uno sale de aqui con ganas de hacer muchas cosas lindas e interesantes.

Bss y como siempre, I keep you in my heart!

KathyB. said...

Your art does reflect the peace you said it brings you. I love your header. "Be still".

The road is beautiful and the very area you live in must inspire so much of your creativity , how can it not ?

You have inspired me today, I am going to sit on my porch and create something that makes me happy and / or peaceful. The weeding can wait another day. :)

deb did it said...

Welcome to this amazing circle Rebecca has gathered!
Your art is gorgeous, and stimulating.
I have participated with Prayer Flags, too!
So nice to meet you here !