Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Baby

Well I must say this whole week has been kind of low key for me. Although I have had plenty of wonderful ideas I just haven't had the darn energy I wanted to get more done, BUT I am happy with what I have accomplished:) Here is my newest necklace creation..What do you think? I am very pleased with it. It looks great on and is very funky and bold with a touch of natural.
On another note I sold another painting, yeah! It was one that wasn't really planned just became from the flow of the universe. One day, while doing "Artist's Way" I decided that I was not going to think at all, no analyzing perfection on lines and such, just going for it non stop, grabbing what ever pastel was closest to my hand without a care:) What came of it was a abstract canvas of lovely colors and flowing lines with some subtle objects that could be formed into whatever popped into ones mind. I then took liquin (SP) and painted over the pastel blending colors in a watercolory effect. Totally not my usual style but it felt good. I then put it to the side for a few months, just let it be, what it was. Then one day I started to read bits of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran and came across the follow writings...There are those who give little of the much which they have-and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all. these are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty. I was so touched by these word that I HAD to put it somewhere and out of the corner of the room I saw a glimmer of soft, gentle, nurturing, colors on a canvas which seemed to be missing something and that something was the words of Kahlil Gibran. So I got out my paint brush and a parma violet-ish purple paint and began to fill this 28x38 canvas with his beautiful words. Well just like it had connected with me, it had connected with another and that makes me smile inside my soul. I Thank Kahlil for that collaboration:) Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, July 27, 2009

"Day of the SLOWNESS'

I don't know about anyone else, but I am feeling so slow today. Kind of like my daughter in this picture doing her sloth impression. Looks like I have big plans for a whole lot of nothing. Yeah, I know not to exciting, however there is a reason for everything and maybe, just maybe my body is rearing up for a huge day ahead and today is meant to absorb and recharge, oh and think, although that isn't going so well:) Lots of drifting off into space and thinking about bed. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Tomorrow is another day and days are good. Peace

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Goooddd Morning Sunshines!!!

Oh man this is not the best picture and pictures usually say 1000 words but... this is the only one I could find for this .. I designed this display wall for The Abbey when they got a new product, Tea Forte. The back ground is tissue paper with a wash on it and there is a tree in the background as well as decoupaged scrapbook paper leaves. It came out awesome. The Boxes on the wall were salvaged from the Gap during the closing of one of their stores and I painted them in random colors. IT came out great! We have had so many compliments on it. Funny though, one of the older customers said, "oh its so lovely, it looks like easter" lol BUT besides that comment a lot of people said that it reminds them of Anthropologie, which I'll take that compliment any day, wahoo!!
As for the agenda for today... Blissful Living Gathering from 11-3 at The Vineyard. AND...Today I am being interviewed for an article in the newspaper and I will be explaining how this gathering came to be, who's involved and etc. I am slightly bummed though because a lot of our Mastermind Group crew, are out of town and I really wanted them in any picture that were taken so I'm feeling a little naked and I am asking the universe that I say all the right things to make a clear description of what we are all about. I have to put on my confident panties today and be a sparkliee star:) Today is going to be a great day. Ohhhh and I think I'm going dancing tonight, yeah!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Blissful Living Gathering Saturday 11-3

Good Morning! Today is gonna be a jam packed whammy of a day:) Just Describing..Tags to make for the new artist at the Vineyard and The Abbey, Arlene Ligori whose work is fantastic, going to change out some artwork and meet the new owners of "Thinking Blue", working on this Twitter and Bloggy poo, sitting on my booty trying to get out there in the web, Ooo making these pendants with old used stamps from the late sixties early seventies, drooling over Danita Art,playing with my hair, writing useless nonsense when I should be doing someting more, SO I will:) One more thing...Have a great day! IT's Frrriiidaayyy! How come that word felt so much better in school? Now its just the end of a week leading into yet another wonderful adventure which is cool too:)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beautiful Day

Stretched my arms, fed our cute kitten, took out the trash and sat down to a beautiful email. I sold a painting YEAH!
What's on the agenda for today? I am in the middle of constructing a new necklace, double layer, made from crystal Quartz, Amazonite, Carnelian, Turquoise and Dragonfly Pendant. Tried it on last night and decided it still needs some altering to make it perfection (At least to my eyes).
So many things up in the air, so much to do, so happy to do do do, just so much that getting things done can be hard at times because I want to do it all at once:)
Finding Art shows for next year, going to places to sell my work and install it, gathering structures to sell work in/off of, making promotional items, networking, buying supplies, listing, photo shoots, editing, creating, Advertising, Blogging:) It's all fun and I must say That I am VERY grateful for all that life has to offer.
I would also like to thank my husband Sekou, for helping me on this blog set up and for supporting the arts:) He is a beautiful man. I WUV him.xoxo

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Under Construction

This is a test post as we beautify the portal into the wondrous mind of Natalie Kelsey.