Painting — You can’t see the trees for the forest


A little twist on the old saying "you can't see the forest for the trees".  In my version you can't see the trees for the forest.  My forest is a bit on the overcrowded side.  But in my backyard, the forest is overcrowded.  No maintenance is done on it so you really can't see the trees for the forest and some of them are stunted as a result.  I read once there used to be huge trees approximately one to an acre and forests were wide open and inviting.  Might have been in the book "The Little Ice … [Continue reading...]

Mixed Media Alchemy — Lucky Star Art Camp


November is fast approaching and that means I head on down to Texas for a romping good time at Lucky Star Art Camp, November 5-9, 2014. Time for daydream believing and sleepaway art camp for grown-ups.  What could be better you say? Well getting to teach of course.  I am so LUCKY to be in the company of some wonderful artists,  sewists, quilters,writers, musician's and magical food artisans, healing yogini's and nature artisans.  Camp fires will be burning, songs will be sung, horses will be … [Continue reading...]

Art Journal — In the Landscape of the Living Dream


In the landscape of the living dream there was a turret for protection. A chair to sit and ponder A garden of alliums A mirror to ask for wishes in a sage green room A cottage window to gaze out of and some lovely tea Just for me Magazine collage, stamping and ink pads, digital […]

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Art Journal — Living, Growing, Blooming

living, growing, blooming

Living, growing, blooming.  All wonderful things.  But sometimes I forget that this is what life is about.  Too concerned with the day to day have to’s that I forget to live, grow and bloom for myself.  Taking a moment to step back into life and enjoy the simple joy of it.  Living, growing, blooming, breathing, […]

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Stitching — Painted fabric and stitch

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Creating the liner for the vintage laundry cart today.  I stitched all the painted fabric pieces I had fashioned for the pattern, leaving extra room for some “sag”.  I did not want to stretch on the seams when the cart was full of my fabric stash.  So I fitted it out with clothes pins and […]

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Art Journal — Life is a Hive


Living beings – thanks Valerie for this theme at Art-Journal-Journey.  Life is a hive. The busier I am, the more I get done.

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Art Journal — Random


Random – it’s all I got today.

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Painting — Llado’s Third Eye


Here is a painting I did a while ago.  I never shared. Until now, maybe it’s because I need some wisdom from that third eye to keep me going.  He’s rather charming to me is this bull. Farmhouse rehab is in full swing and hopefully the home stretch.  Dog gates going in.  Deck being framed […]

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Art Journal — A Patch of Blue


Finding comfort in a patch of blue.  Looking skyward, contemplating the universe.  I find that when I need to rest my eyes, rest my mind, that is exactly what I do.  Look at that patch of blue(or gray or clouds or rain).  Look into the expanse of sky. A bird may be flying, clouds may […]

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Art Journal – Sacred Architecture


I’ve been absent from the journal for several days and after working on farmhouse rehab today for quite a long time, I needed some non-thinking meditative creating.  I picked up a copy of Metropolis magazine, which we get for our business and was NOT even considering the whole farmhouse rehab when these words sacred architecture […]

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