May 31, 2012

Elfin Light

it's the light that caught her eye
not the wildly fun fungi scattered in the forest
for they were her friends and she knew they were there
but the light
it called her name
whispering of the magic that ran in her veins

there is a lot of metallic paint in this piece
photos rarely show this fact...
Face 29 
of May's 29 Faces

it has been so much fun creating daily faces 
thank you for visiting, keeping me company
and supporting me through this experience!
Thank you Ayala Art for hosting us!

sharing with Paint Party Friday

May 30, 2012

May 29, 2012

Deer and Friend

so interesting
to put art on the computer screen and see it new again
this piece is begging for more time and attention....
still i will share it now

as face #27

I signed up for Natasha May's Cotton Candy Girls class
This piece is from her first lesson, 
the deer is mine,
the girl is very much what Natasha's teaches.

This class might be one of the best priced classes around,
 there are only
TWO more days to sign up.

May 28, 2012

Dip and Go

it has been a wonderful time creating a face a day for the month of May

I wanted to do something with freer technique this time

no sketch
simply dip a brush in paint and see what happens

I wanted to do a fast piece, ten minutes
this took much longer
I had to dip that brush in paint over and over again

face #26

May 27, 2012


one color
brings this woman to life
accented with bits
of white light
and black lashes

face 25

Purple Hair Fuchia Lips

I love playing with color
and Derwent Inktense pencils!
On a gessoed surface in this case.

Lovely Sunday to you all~

face 24

May 24, 2012

Pixie Dust

under the spell of pixie dust
they slept
and slept
even the pixie fell under the spell

if it weren't for the roses in her dream
that called to the 
butterfly and moth 
and the fluttering of their wings
they might have slept forever

two faces
#22 and #23

 sharing with Paint Party Friday

Lavender Eyes

leaning into the past
life becomes a daydream

face #21

May 23, 2012


she appears
presence stepping forward from the fabric of the world
slightly transparent
slightly visible
as real as you and me

face #20

May 22, 2012


it is fun to shade with colored pencils
and then pull it all together with graphite pencil

Face #19

May 21, 2012

Like Stones

she wears her hair
like the pebbles that cloak the earth
stones in pinks and lavenders
armor that holds her spirit near
Montana Lake Rocks
face #18 

May 19, 2012

Two Faces

by the wee fairy
juggling spheres of magic berries in her hand
not only did she watch

with her heart she did listen
for tales of once upon a time
spilled forth
with the mesmerizing spinning
tossing of each berry as it danced into the air

beginning sketch:

face #16 and #17

to enjoy other's art

May 17, 2012

Bunny and Rabbit

Bunny and rabbit
close friends
communion in thoughts
sharing life's hops
 yes Bunny and rabbit are friends

face 15

May 15, 2012

Cat Fairy

I wanted to be free and loose about my piece last night
cat fairy came to life

i used Caran d'Ache aquarelle crayons
then a wet brush

face 13 
29 Faces

May 14, 2012

Gesso to the Rescue

this is a face that i began the end of April
i drew it with inktense pencils and took a brush with gesso to the pencil 
to turn it to paint

something that was wonderful:
her eye, the one to the left was seriously wonky
so i covered it with gesso
sketched it new
and i feel better about it

it is a good experience to simply paint over something and give it another go
very freeing

thank you for your visits.... 
each and every one

face 12 
29 Faces

May 13, 2012

Enter: The World of Faery

enter the land of fae
where beauty deepens each day
where tigers prace
and leopards laugh
and bumble bees somersault and play
Happy Mother's Day!

visit other artists at:

face 11
29 Faces

May 12, 2012

May 11, 2012

Beings from Another Realm

watching clouds
flying swiftly above the high rocky mountains
i spied beings 
just barely
within the misty forms
so now i do my best
to bring them to life in the form of art

though these are much more than faces
i share these for face number 7, 8 and 9


May 6, 2012

Spirit is Everlasting

with all her heart and spirit
sensing through the veil of earth life
to the afterlife
feeling the mystery
the vibrancy
experiencing spirit as everlasting
that connections 
are indeed transcendent
they are eternal

my grandmother passed a few days ago
95 years of life
blessings and love on your new journey

face 6 of: 29 Faces

May 5, 2012

Ethereal Manifestation

lines and dots
ethereal manifestation
that is the way of the faery folk
if you look just right
they will come to light
if you move your head
transparent instead

day 5

and sharing with: Sunday Sketches!


May 4, 2012

May 2, 2012

Lady Loves Aqua

i found a pad of hand made paper at a thrift shop
by guess banana paper

the paint made the paper tear....
but i have aqua tape and i began with a patch and was guided to tear bits for added
fun and texture

also used Caran d'A Ache Neopastels
and Neocolor 11 for the first time
Loved them!

face #2 for 29 Faces

May 1, 2012

29 Faces


i am participating in Ayala from Ayala Art's: 29 Faces
a May event
creating a face each day
between my larger pieces  of art
I love doing meditative pieces:
faces that just pour out of my pencil

this one i did over lunch at a cafe' in Montana today

Lovely beginning of May to you all!
face #1