I am Strong. I am Not Perfect. I am Willing to Try. I am Open-Minded. I am Flawed. I am Loved. I am Full of Potential. I am Gifted. I am Not Believing the Hype. I am Facinating. I am Woman.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful Quote

"What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, the meetings adjourned, the lists laid aside...what still pulls at your soul?"

~Terma Collective, "The Box"

Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Open Your Mind"

Another spread from my Sketchbook Series. This is another mixed media piece...using mostly...old make-up...yes, there is a use for that stuff! I also added some nail polish and ink white out...now the papers used are a map , cut out floral designs that were on my paper towels, and Bible pages. The message is clear ...open your mind to everything...think outside of the box...doesn't have to even deal with art, but in life.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Have a Heart"

This is from my sketchbook series I worked on in the wee hours of the morning while I was taking care of Mom. It is a mixed media piece. I used soft pastels, colored pencils, crayons and a touch of glitter ink for the words. Also I used some nail polish...
The quote says:
"A Loving Heart Is The Truest Wisdom."

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"My Heart Has A Boo-Boo"

Another in my sketchbook series...This was created during a difficult perod. I used crystal stickies for the tears/hearts...I used soft pastels, colored pencil and crayons. I made the tiny band-aid from a regular sized one and the tiny hearts on it is nail polish that had hearts glitter in it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Angels are everywhere...you just have to look...

This piece was made when My Mother was near death...she is and was my Angel....I used bible pages to cut out for the wings and place them one by one....her dress is a used fabric sheet that I added glue to and made the folds, after it dried, I added color. Her collar is a folded yellow page phonebook...one of my favs to use for papers....Mom loved this piece...I hope you do. This was made with papers, soft pastels, and glitter ink. From my sketchbook series I kept when My Mom was ill. I will continue to work out ideas and paintings with this book...it is very special to me.

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Two Hearts"

This piece was painted with watercolors, using brushstrokes to show the vibrancy flowing from the hearts...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Pull YourSelf Together"

From my sketchbook series...this piece is actually torn apart and glued on facing pages. I used soft pastels, crayons, colored pencils, old make-up and glitter ink for the lettering. For the bright whites, I used ink white-out. This was one of those days when I was losing my Mother and trying to keep it together for her. So, I stayed up one night after she fell asleep and made this one...it was my therapy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Delightfully De-Caffed

Delightfully De-Caffed and calm. Now me...I need my tea the old fashioned way...with caffeine to snap me out of the sleepies. This was created in my sketchbook using old make-up, soft pastels and some tea bag papers...I love her hat.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweetie Pie

My scan did not turn out as well as expected...colors are juicer in person. This fun piece is all watercolor.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Save Face

Finally back to working again. This is from a sketchbook I worked in while my Mother was ill. I chose to keep it a positive message type of journal, instead of one with all the true feelings that were going on inside of me. She loved to see what I had done. I did not get too many finished....too busy with her and trying to spend as much awake time with her.

This piece is composed of pencil, soft pastel, old make-up....yep! old make-up, and some ink.