Wednesday, March 30, 2016

is 25 a lot?


it doesn't look like a lot to me.
25 watercolor studies - and I'm still going.


the flip side of a mass of work
is a weird fear to reveal it
... so only peeks for the time being ...

Monday, February 22, 2016

queen for a day

Monday is usually my day.
Sometimes I just go back to bed.
Sometimes I get my house really clean.
Sometimes I make something.

today I made a crown
it says:

K A W E E N
O F   Y ' A L L

Saturday, February 20, 2016

solace

a first real attempt at acrylic painting
it was an agonizing process
- but I finally hit a sweet spot -


some of my thoughts: 
the shelter of trees, the shelter of houses, the live wood in one, the dead wood in the other, the diminished habitat of elephants, their rampages through villages, the grief in the aftermath, the "what if?" question about sharing our world and not dominating it, domination in general, the havoc it brings, the quest for shelter from havoc, we all want the same thing, man and beast alike. Solace.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

thursdays


It's raining cats and dogs today
- a good day for art -


Drawing practice above
(birds beginning with "A")

And linoleum block printing below
(Antelope Hare in Arid Arizona)

Monday, January 18, 2016

MLK Jr. Day

On his birthday, I like choosing a book to read to celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy. My parameters are that it has to be a very human story. This is turning out to be one of those books.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

etsy

today I worked on a custom order for a 
very special  return customer on etsy


she's a teacher and wanted a crown for her high school history class


she asked for a simple crown with one word :
B E A U T I F U L


to be worn by the student who needs that extra praise for their beautiful mind


I added my own little bit to the inside : 
I am truly
B E A U T I F U L
inside & out

Extra credit?

Friday, January 15, 2016

class time

I ended up not needing to go to work today,
so I focused on my class 
(see sidebar "Y is for Yellow")
The sketching assignments really stretch me
(the marmot was an example of one of those) but Carla also has us work in this larger sized multi purpose journal.
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I enjoy doodling
- combining words with pictures -
so these pages give me a brain break.
Meet the anthropomorphic avian a.k.a. Monsieur Avery

(This is my "A" page)