May 29, 2014

DC Challenge: No Limits


Roberto is our wonderful host this weekend 
his prompt is: No Limits
at first i thought i was going to share about the endless amount of wild foods to be found this time of year

but instead this piece of art came to me
first as in ink drawing
then to be watercolored
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there are no limits to her wings
she even has some that are unseen
wings in her heart
her spirit and soul
all that take her
anywhere she wishes to go
 

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May 16, 2014

DC: Memories..... and there are so many ;-)


recently
i have been smitten with the present moment

inspired by
wanting to know how to best care for my land
so i listen

to the breeze animating the trees
and 
the beauty of flowers tilting their heads to the sun

(fairy slipper, Calypso orchid)
 
tiny fungus as they rise through the surface of the earth


in doing so
i have found myself in a deep quiet joy

that is what the present moment can inspire
deep quiet joy

and i thought (memories) of other moments in my life
that brought me present to:
 deep quiet joy

my son falling asleep on my shoulder


the colors of the setting or rising sun


a kiss
where nothing else exists

the first sip of coffee in the morning


photographing ice crystals and snowflakes


creating art

dancing
and 
dancing with a partner

(dancing with violets)

the list goes on

i love it when the past falls away
and the future is where it belongs.... in the future
and i am 
completely absorbed
in now

i feel that is the best
experience of my 56 years of life
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it seems the presence is in this moment and in my memories
so many memories!
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Thank you for this wonderful prompt
it took me on a big journey
sharing what i have been experiencing 
and looking to the past

visit Kristen's Blog this weekend
to enjoy other artist's inspiration for:
Memory
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May 14, 2014

3 assignments


I have been taking a 4 lesson class with Danielle Donaldson
my alphabet above was inspired by her lesson, but different.
she included collage, liquid graphite and meaning to some letters. 
I simply played with my lettering


mixed media
above and below

I still have one more lesson.
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a fun class
Thank you Danielle!
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sweet week to you all!
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May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


Recently
I remembered 
how my sister made one of my our mother's dreams come true,
she took her up in a hot air balloon for Mother's Day!

that was the inspiration for this painting

in honor of my mom's dreams coming true
my loving sister being so thoughtful
and my love for my mom

Happy Mother's day Mamma!
Happy Mother's Day Wyndi (sister)
and 
to all mothers 
everywhere!
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May 9, 2014

Elf and Plaid


playing with movement in fabric
and watercolors

mostly used three colors
red, yellow and blue
all the colors below came from them
i might have used a couple more in the elf painting above


Spring is still unfolding here
i found flowers yesterday:


flowers are like a beautiful heart smile
to me
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sweet weekend to you!