The release

Ideas are most welcome when they appear unannounced. When that creative idea makes a visit I pay attention, because if I ignore the visitor, it will taunt and haunt me all day.

This quick little illustration came about when I participated in the Deepak/Oprah 21 day guided meditation challenge. As I meditated on releasing negativity, an image appeared and stuck with me. I did my best to portray my version of letting go. Holding on to stuff internally, whether anger, negativity, old wounds will keep us chained, hold us back from from a vibrant healthy life.

Open up, let it out and be light.

 

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Watercolor, pen on paper

 

 

Process from start to finish.

 

Time off for good behavior

Shaking up my day this morning getting out of my little studio to meet up with a friend. It was perfect weather to be out and about today. I headed to a local cafe for a good cup of cafe mocha and to enjoy some engaging conversation. Afterwards I was inspired to create this little doodle.

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Cookie cat was patiently waiting for my return.

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Winter white

In the midst of a blizzard inspiration happened after I pulled a cardboard insert from my newly bought gloves. With all the time spent indoors this weekend ( and shoveling), I couldn’t resist creating a wintery mixed media piece.  Snowspiration!

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Mixed media on wood: (everything but the kitchen sink) Cardboard insert, Acrylic paint, glitter paint, tissue paper, patterned paper, paper flowers, clear beads, pearls, clear matte medium, gloss dimensional medium

Art of joy

As a  creative, there is always the need to make something and if your not doing, making, creating what you love you can feel lost. Well for me that is how I felt during the past three years. It started out well, I was happy to have a new job, experiencing new people but eventually the work just wasn’t for me anymore. I needed to make a change for my own well being and purpose. Over the course of my work days, I realized the work was boring, non-stimulating it was dulling my senses, kinda sucking the life from my soul (dramatic I know but its how I felt).

Taking time to contemplate my situation, realizing my life goals I decided to take a leap of faith.  Now my goal is to go full throttle with my art and work with anything that promotes my creative and brings me joy. These days I am feeling happier and lighter in spirit which is carrying over into the art I create. I always had a love of watercolor, and recently have been working on small paintings on paper, inspired by nature.

I want to share a little joy with you. Because I enjoy giving and sharing my work, I am offering a giveaway this week. I am selecting three winners BUT the winners will have to gift the art away. (No spamming, or mailings etc.) You can visit my artist page on Facebook, like the giveaway post and comment with the name of person you would like to give art to if you won. (no tagging or sharing required) Just a little giveaway…  You can just stop by say hello if you don’t wish to participate.. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and view my art!!

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Small works of art, 5×7″  watercolor and marker on canson 140 lb cold press paper

Visit my artist page on Facebook for giveaway details

My other works of art on paper now available on Etsy.

 

 

Placement

Out of the shadow

light draws an appearance

brief inspiration

color vibrates

I see differently today

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Placement makes all the difference. As shadows  grew over the art, the light made its presence, it soaked upon my thoughts, sharing in words of inspiration today.

(Art: Color pencil drawing on paper hangs on my wall)

Christmas rain

Oh the weather outside is….. warm… unusually warm. No white stuff this Christmas but I can create one. Go ahead and create your own moments this holiday and everyday!

Merry Merry!

 

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Greetings from my little frosty village…