Monday, June 9, 2014

time does really fly when you are having fun. 
for a while there i did not leave the studio, painting, painting, painting as i delved deeper into all i had learned from full circle workshop and all the new roads it had led me down.

so in between more plantings in the garden and more hangings in the kitchen i just kept at it, surprised at what was coming forth from my subconscious.
paperclay included
and some collage after a long time not enjoying it
and a new discovery.... plain paper and pencil drawings
and a random postcard for a friend in england
I have used a lot of blue
and red
experimenting with a bit of storytelling in my paintings, gradually going bigger
and finally finished this piece on wood and selling it

recycling boxes to make another gift for yet another friend titled "love the giver"

a true reflexion of a mixed media artist

i keep running out of time for making all that i would like

but i am filled with gratefullness that i am able to paint at all.

Friday, June 6, 2014

so we celebrated a birthday....tatiana turned 27 on a bittersweet note since she is going through a rough spot right now.  but she was happy, we were happy and best of all, we were together.
martin is back from chile after five arduous months working on his vacation home in puerto varas so it was a double celebration.  
she got two cakes!
it has been a strange couple of weeks; so so many of my friends going through some pretty serious problems.  so i have been sad for them, supportive and involved.  very little creativity other than more around the house and plenty in the garden.
embracing the simple joys. our butterfly bush has summoned the monarchs and bees and the occasional hummingbird and i have literally sat outside observing them for hours, calming the soul of so
much distress.
can be so fleeting....up and down that path we go in a pendulum of challenges.
but then the magic speaks its secret language and we know all's right in the end.