Wednesday, December 31, 2014

For Now....

So much to say...
But "for now" 
I need to stay focused on this stream.

So many things joyously pulling at me..
Creating curiosities, 



All pieces of of life...
 I'm tasting them all...
Still chewing.

A Hibernation of sorts. 
Life is good.
I am grateful.

Happy holidays and be back soon! 
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello all!!!! Calendar time :)

Hello all!!!
It's FINALLY here!
My first actual Workshop Calendar!
I'm SO glad to have this available to you all.
There are a lot of fun projects planned and I think a little something for everyone.
I got a little festive :) 
We're doing everything from festive Halloween headbands, to mixed media...
Oh and just a friendly reminder....we do private parties!
Birthday, bridal/bachelorette parties, "new beginnings....
You can choose your workshop...

IF you find a workshop that you want to do please shoot me a  message here and I will put you on our list...Thank you and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sharing a Mixed Media Process

It's funny how things come together..
Flowing one into the next, 
manifesting the greatness that makes you smile
and then you pass it on. 
Stream of consciousness
I have to get a door dinger/ringer, 
thing-ma-jiggy for this studio.
 Here I sit back in my studio, where I am VERY happy
 to jump up and greet peeps, but They come in like ninjas
1. I am hard of hearing (but if I use my new Mala and do some chanting of affirmations, maybe I can heal that shit, make my ears like a teenager. giggle)
2. I am all the way in the back room usually here working the technicals or whipping up some piece of art or another. 
SO my plan....
I am manifesting a little fairy that will stand guard by the door and inform me of guests by a little jingle in my ear.
I am :) I'll use my mala for that too...
Because it's magical like that.

 Here is a recent mixed media process I did.
It started out as a line drawing.
and I experimented with my new 
watercolor pen brushes on it. 
used a little Prismacolor for some added texture.

Here's a little dose of Love for your day..
Such a little cutie. 
He wanted to pose in front of the 
pumpkin patch we discovered growing out of 
our mulch pile. 
"Indiana Jones finds pumpkins"

Sometimes things don't go as planned. 
Initially I thought I wanted to add some decorative papers to the leaves in the drawing so I used tracing paper to cut exact 
leaves to match the spaces.
You know us artist's, 
we're pretty particular.
The colors just didn't work for me....

I got a little down on myself for "wasting time",
Like there is some kind of fucking time limit on long one should spend on a creation. 
I used (is that a correct word to use? lol) to get paid hourly. 
I would estimate my jobs according to how long I thought the process would take me
and that, plus materials is how I got paid. 
so..."wasting time" was getting to me, even though I HAD to
do this process in order to know (so I "thought") 
if it would work or not. 
And you know what...I think what was getting me frustrated after the fact the most, was that 
I DIDN'T listen to that little voice that said, 
"oh I don't think those colors are gonna be right"
BUT I fucking still wanted to see what the general idea would look like, 
so "I" bypassed the general who already knew the right choice. 
Ultimately "wasted time"
but did I really? 

Do you get down on yourself for little things that really don't matter in the grand scheme of things? 

A little more water color and ink.

Hen and chicks in the garden, love love love

And some flowers...

This lady is ready for a transplant to wood..


Brought some of the ink to the white surface,
but guess what? 
I didn't like it. It was too much together so...

not really, just playing with the camera..
Focus man Focus..

This little dude is having his 4th Birthday Party this 
weekend...He picked Buzz Lightyear as his theme.
This party is gonna be a blast!
Looking forward to the smiles and laughter.
He is growing into quite a little
intelligent gentle roughhouser sweetie pie smoocher.
It's gonna be a wonderful day! 



Some final




What is love to you?

Love is everything....

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments you truly lived are the moments
when you have done things in the spirit of love-
Henry Drummond Quotes

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Got an Itch

Good day all! I hope you had a great Holiday. 
Ours was nice, full of family, smiles, play, fireworks, food, swimming, giggles. 

Although I am grateful for the lovely break we had together,
 my heart is longing to explore and feel the 
sun shine down on my face,
 in quiet. 
This is not my usual post. 
Today is a share on adventure.
Who wouldn't want to go to these places? 
Who wouldn't want to just float face up with nature all around and then flip over, open your eyes under the crystal clear water and look at the world below sparkling in the sunlight...

Or just sit and watch the sun travel across the sky as the clouds soar by and all you hear is the flitting sand.

Walking this path might be a tad scary if it were windy but man the view...

How gorgeous is this? 

A peaceful walk down this bridge...
yes please!

This is where I want to be right now. 
In this hut, waking to the sound of water sloshing 
gently against its pillars. 
Stepping out to the turquoise water, tropical fish abundant, 
mask, raft...
Adventures in the jungle..

This place has been in my dreams so I must have been there before? 
Maybe someday again? 
Where shall we go, my sweetie and I? 
Well, for now I'm of to paint...
Shows to get ready for :) 
Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BlissFull Living Studio is now OPEN yay!!

Well its been a fun creation journey! 
I am so grateful for this dream come true!

When you set your heart to something and fully believe in miracles
 and believe in yourself, I believe anything can happen.

Here is a peek at our kitchen/storage area.

I love the industrial sink I found at a used restaurant supply warehouse.

 Instead of buying a countertop I opted for plywood and wax :)

I am so in love with these metal stools. We have twelve of them, which are to be used for the art workshops. 

This sales counter was a labor of love and is actually one of the first things I ever really built of "furniture" significance. I incorporated a stainless steel food prep table on one side..

LOVE how it turned out. Of course us artists always have imperfections to pick upon but, I will Let them go :) 

I love how everything came together...Like this painting. I totally did not plan for the red to match so perfect. But they do. It's just another one of the magical things that happened.

And the floors..Man they were challenging but I love them. I was inspired by Anthropologie. About 7 years ago when I was in one of their stores they had plywood floors. I think they were washed with paint or something and were not installed in this fashion but still left an imprint of "I want that" in my brain. Now, manifested. :) 

I am having so much fun. I have to pinch myself because this is REAL!!!! 

This is our permanent gallery space where we will house 

rotating art exhibits every 5-6 weeks.

Right now its crammed with my stuff :) 

I had these metal pink shelves left from my old studio space which I mounted to this "doorway niche" and put glass behind it to show off 

the Pixy Pocahontis headbands on all sides. 

I cannot believe how transformed this room is, well the whole place is but man this room was "shitty" Lol..


Through these doors is my studio space..

I am in LOVE with this painting...I feel like I am finally settling into a groove...seeing more of this awesomeness that is building in my chest....It makes me feel like a Care Bear :)

Now I have to get on top of painting and drawing. 
I've got a couple of shows to do this year.
One is Highland Art in the Park in October and the other...
Strange Folk Festival, which I hope I get into again because its an awesome show!
And I'm a little Strange, so, yeah :)  

Do you like the phallic wallpaper? lol
Makes me giggle. 

Thank you for stopping by...Be back soon with something less technical and more poetic :)