Friday, September 27, 2013

trust your intuition

"trust your intuition".....said nicole.
something that i definitely go back and forth with.
strong one minute, doubtful the next.  this life of ours is filled
with so many important and complex pieces.  sometimes it's hard to 
trust that what we are doing is the right thing...or what we say is the
best thing to say.....or how we hear things is the way it was meant to be heard.
i am moving in the direction of complete trust.  things aren't always what we
think they should be, but there is a lesson in every detail.  
so today, i trust. i love.  i see.  i hear.  i feel.
and hopefully in some small way i touch someone in a way that
will be nurturing and needed.

painting cards for friends.  
something i've said many times is that i miss the art of letter writing.  i miss snail mail.
correspondence that is tangible....something that i can hold on to.  i love the feeling of getting a surprise in the mail and want to give that to those i love~

new pages in art journal.
putting a little something down each day helps me to stay grounded, stay creative and 
let things go. 

another painted card...for judy.
a year ago she was here. with me. she embraces each moment with creativity and love.
she is wisdom, grace and beauty.

painted card for a friend.  "wake at dawn with a winged heart and give
thanks for another day of loving" 
kahlil gibran


journal page.
"trust intuition"

painted card

and another....

and another...

a little booklet that we did at misty's workshop~
simple and fun.

more work from misty's

my boy and his best friend. (beau and pepper)
serenity. grace. bold beauty

and a visitor! i couldn't resist taking a photo of this sweet, SWEET face...
oxen visiting the farm from the set of sleepy hollow.  they are calm and sweet creatures.

what's next?
working on a class.
details coming soon~
planning trip to the mountains....
i have a visitor coming to teach a workshop here!!!
waiting for details and registration information~~~  can't wait to share with you who she is :)
stay tuned.
until then....spread love.
mail a package.
send a card.
write a letter........
and make lots of art

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

filled up~

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields...Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”
― Mary Oliver

refueling is essential for me.  my friend carolyn and i went to the mountains for a weekend with misty mawn at random arts in saluda, .....i am full again~
 seeing the mountains in the distance on the way there made me feel like a little kid inside....with such a deep anticipation and feeling of renewal.  the bold and graceful beauty is breathtaking.

before heading to our bed and breakfast (the oaks), we took off down a road that led to a beautiful waterfall.  (pearson falls), it was a short hike to the top where we hung out for a while with others that were beholding the sight and the feel of the cool air from the falls.  

the path leading to the falls...of course i had to pick up a stick and draw...

this is the tunnel leading up to the falls.  so cool with graffiti and damp walls, and the light at the end...


and a little disco barn off main street....lots of dancing 
and good fun music.  so colorful and full of life.

me, not liking realistic drawing at all, stretching....staying open, and practicing something i
don't like to do :)

mixed media collage exercise with misty
"i hold you dear to my heart"

exercise with stabilo and white paint.  i chose this image with me and my daughters in mind.

my friend carolyn, rocking the portraits.  she is an amazing artist....(and friend)

coloring in the light spaces on sand paper ...
(stretching again :)

mixed media on wood panel....

carolyn, misty, me
at random arts
saluda n.c.

i've been spilling open since i came home from this retreat.  loving every minute of my time with misty...meeting new friends and creating something new.