Tag Archives: #life

Where the wind will take me

It felt like I was adrift at sea too long, encountered many storms along the way, but the journey has been a thrill. The weather has changed, now my course is set,  I will hang on for a bit longer and enjoy the view.

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My illustrated life set up-  Background: acrylic on canvas. Small sailboat and my mini me: watercolor, pen on paper

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Walking around like

I will follow the path designed for me, it may be bumpy, unfamiliar and at times sketchy, but I will always be drawn to it. Own that path!

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Watercolor, marker on paper

The real you please step forward

The masks we choose to hide behind become even bigger burdens to carry…. Know that you are enough.

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The smaller side of life

 

The stupid moments of the day you wish you can just erase. Maybe hide,  or submerge oneself entirely in a glass of wine, unlikely…….                                  Instead I will try and draw myself there..

 

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Pressures of the day can be demanding. Oh I will shrink myself down, down, down not because of fear, but to be one with nature, one with the leaves, grass, and flowers. I will submerge in the surroundings and be one with myself.  Peace is restored.

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Doodle: Pen & colored pencil on paper

Blocks tumble

The process of cleaning and organizing my art space helped to unearth inspiration from previously created drawings. The dust cleared and the wheels began to turn, and the urge to work on multiple projects began. My creative blocks tumbled and crumbled in an instant…. I envision more cleaning in my future!

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Reused material and art: Cardboard cover of book, pen sketch, puffed paint, clear matte medium and a bit of dust!

A reminder

Crazy days, we work hard to keep balance only to feel like a juggling fool…..

Stop clowning around and go with the flow!

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From my sketchbook:  pencil, marker on paper

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Transform

Days shift to nights

we try to hide

we blanket our fears

we are exposed

we wake

we begin to see clearly

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From my sketchbook:  Pencil and pen sketch on toned paper

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The page is my friend

I try to uphold to a morning routine by carving out time for myself before the hectic throws of the day. My commitment to writing three long hand pages (morning pages) began many years ago when I read the book, The Artist Way, by Julia Cameron. The routine of writing everyday clears the mind, relieves stress and allows you to tap into your well of creativity on a regular basis.  My writing this morning inspired this doodle.

My sketch book, pencil, pen on paper.

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Take flight

When the artwork was created, I let the brush and paint guide me. The pattern and color took shape on the canvas and I intuitively let the image come forth.  As I viewed the painting today for the first time in months, I understand the message. Today the image spoke to me.

Step out of the shadows, be light, take flight. You never know what you can achieve until you try!

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Find your light

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