Oh hello darling, I miss you..
Yes I have been neglecting you old buddy, missed out on your ever changing landscape, your colorful words, exquisite taste of imagery, and inspiring ways.. You always had something new to say and I can always find an adventure or two at my fingertips…
Forgive me darling, my attention played on other playgrounds, it kept me away from hanging out with you.. I couldn’t resist your algorithm charm, I knew one day this gal would return to you with a spark of enthusiasm…
Have you missed me..WordPress? … huh?
Oh your silence is cruel..
My choice of play has been Instagram, and Facebook but I did miss writing… My goal this year is to get back to writing and posting regularly.. I really did miss reading my favorite bloggers posts, such a great community of talented inspirational people on WordPress.
Illustration: pencil on paper
Sometimes it feels like you are deep in a frilly mess but then you realize you can change it! If the zipper sticks just grab the scissors!
Sometimes I don’t know who or what will appear when my pencil touches the page but characters are always welcome. Song: Eet by Regina Spektor
Oh I wanted to put this book back on the shelf as soon as I picked it up. It scared me to even consider this daily challenge but felt the need to give it a try. Most days I try to live a non boring existence but some days I need an extra push.
Some of the things that scare me:
making this list!
me in front of a camera (on video extra scary)
showing my art
speaking in front of an audience
meeting new people
dancing (when someone is watching)
I could go on, but I won’t! 😬
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.
Watercolor, pen on paper
Process from start to finish.
Having a little fun.. Painting process from start to finish.
-Watercolor and marker on paper –
*Music: Ingrid Michaelson – Sort Of
Slicing and dicing my way to something new. Inspired by my old seashell frame I decided to have a little fun experimenting with recycled material, and reusing my old watercolor art.
Recycled material: Heavy weight cardboard, picture frame (no glass) decorative paper and my watercolor art.
Chopping things up is very therapeutic.. My art in pieces!
Placed decorative paper on the cardboard, after playing with the placement of the art I adhered the pieces to the board. Washes of paint were added to the background and I coated everything with clear matte mod podge to seal it. The final result.
Are you falling, caught, uplifted, or maybe swinging around having fun? I would love to know what you perceive from the illustration? Feel free to comment, whatever comes to mind.
-Watercolor, marker, on Canson cold press paper, 140 lb.
Recently I have been painting and drawing intuitively, including this art. This little illustration started with some pencil marks on paper resembling leaves which brought forth this image. No photos involved just my imagination.
Tree limbs greet the morning haze
sweet cool air dance along the lines
shared spaces with winged creatures
The wind whips me awake, draws me in
I am aware..
I feel comfort..
I whisper thank you..
I let my imagination run wild and creativity take hold. As a young girl in school I would often drift off to another world, dreaming of imaginary people and places while tuning out the lessons of the day (briefly). Recently I have been fixated on change, imagining something different for myself. So I decided to take a leap, to follow a new path and forge through the unknown. Ready for new adventures.
Go ahead and imagine your own possibilities!
Marker on paper