Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I did, I did!!! The drooling, the wondering and the ooogling...I had to give in and order this book, which I first saw shades of on http://somethingsublime.blogspot.com/.
Books are on my list of favorite things..in this whole wide world...though the list may be long..but they are near the top. Being so, I have to reign myself in on book purchases...I always have one, if not two books that I am reading. Without them, I feel lost! The library and bookstores..also on the list of faves in this world. I recently joined an online site called paperback swap. Much like book mooch, if you have ever heard of that. It is a book exchange site. You add books to your wish list, and add books that you have, and are willing to send out..in return for sending them out you, receive points. With points, you can then have books sent to you, the ones available.. that are on your wish list. Pretty cool for reading addicts. This book was on my list, and no, it is not a "reading book", but an instructional book...and I was the gazillionith person in line for the book. I broke down, I bought it. Am trying to hold out for the ten Mary Oliver poetry books I want...wish me luck.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Excuse the crooked scan I have here! This is a photograph of my mom holding my niece Whitney near a pier in Florida. I thought this was such a beautiful and touching photo, I wanted to recreate it. But somehow it ended up quite different. Whitney is my sisters baby...and the women in my painting sort of morphed into her. I used this picture as an aceo and also created a beautiful necklace with it.
I could go on and on, and show many different pieces of work to you...these are just two! My new blog banner also deserves some of my press time here. It is created from a photograph of my mom as a child...and from another photograph, I believe, of distant cousins? I just found them absolutely adorable. My poor mom, I always seem to be using pictures of her! She is one of the most beautiful women I know....so I find it sort of hard to resist.
So family is just part of my inspiration to create, as is nature and emotion, poetry, my experiences as a nurse....the list could go on and on. I am just thankful for all that I have, and my love and appreciation I try to show through my art. What inspires you?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The deadline to enter is today....still considering. All I have to do it send an email with the info and jpegs.