I have been invited to participate in the:
'Around the World blog Hop'
if you stop by and see her 'Around the World Post' you will see just how very talented she is!
In this hop we are asked 4 questions.
What am I working on?
My life has been full of the theme of creating. A few things:
for over a quarter of a century I made beaded jewelry so that i could be a stay at home, yet full time working mom:
sewing: clothing, leather and cloth shoes
and so on
At this time in my life I try to limit myself to drawing and painting, photography and poetry.
A few years ago I followed the desire to learn to draw and paint
Inspired by the desire to illustrate some of my writing geared towards children.
Turns out my art naturally leans that way, with enough spiritual feeling and humor to entertain adults as well.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Instead of considering how it differs, I will share a few things I have noticed in my art.
I seem to have a playful style, a wee bit of humor.
For instance, take a look at the painting above. I love placing my characters in fun positions, and there is the tree branches mimicking the fairies arms.
Why do I create what I do?
I love the surprise and joy
that comes with each piece
it feels meditative to me
the rest of the world disappears into here and now
How does my creating process work?
often I begin with paper and pencil or pen
first a face
then a body
I wonder at the color of their eyes, hair and clothing
then go with the instinct that first comes to me
I feel as though I'm meeting a spirit that wants to live in our world in the form of art
I love that feeling
next there is figuring out what they are doing, then create their environment
rarely do I have a complete idea at the beginning
Other times an idea comes from my life
I live in a wee log cabin in NW Montana:
surrounded by meadows, forest, two ponds and two creeks
there are lions, wolves, bears, fox, birds and more here
a wild land,
a land where trees steal hats:
a place that speaks to us when we listen and feel:
the owl from the leading painting:
recently I find my world showing up in my art
which you can clearly see in the painting I share at the top;
when i walk these woods I often looking at tracks on the paths
wondering who passed by and what they were doing, who I share this land with:
Then there is my photography
it is all nature
no setting up lights
no creating scenes
simply finding the natural beauty of our world
attempting to portray its mystery and majesty
I have another blog for that:
a sampling of my photography
I will leave you with a photo of what my world looks like today:
now to share an artist friend who will be joining the
Around the World blog Hop:
I never know what i will find when i visit her blog
perhaps sumi ink drawings
layered paintings using multi media
but I always enjoy seeing what she has shared with us!
thank you for taking the time to get to know me
and my world
This is loooong post compared to what I usually share.
I hope you enjoyed your visit.
If you have a question, leave it with your comment and I will answer it there.