Tuesday, September 23, 2014

rabbit trails...

productive yes.
tying up lose ends, is not always that easy to do.  
working with textures on a very small scale (mini glue-book/round robin) 
watercolor splashes are always a delight... 
remembering a very precious moment, over this summer. (grand-baby Aydenn)
creating mail art is always inspiring and fun to deliver & receive. 
tons and tons of "word/phrase" clippings from vintage books... 
another day, another sunset. down the rabbit hole we go.
chasing the rabbit.

Monday, September 15, 2014

birth of a miracle...

meet Jack
our newest member of the family... 
9 LBS. 4 OZ. 19" Long 
Jack Emilio - named after two very important men in our family.
My father... Her Brother. 
Here is my daughter after 13 hours in labor. 
I think she looks amazing! 
Little Jack, we are all so blessed to have you with us, to be a part of the family, 
and to celebrate the joy of life in the presence of God.  
I could hardly wait to hold him! 
A dear friend gifted me with her talents, Veronica J. Fortune 
and drew this portrait of the two of us. 
This grandmother ( Nana ) is completely in love!! 
I thought becoming a Mother was the best thing in the world, 
until I became a Grandmother.  
Blessed beyond words... 
I thank God everyday for BOTH my grand-babies. 
I also have been working with fiber art. 
A little curious about this style & movement of art. 
Before I go out and purchase a real loom of any kind, thought I would dab in the art first. 
I created this handmade cardboard loom, used baker's twine, and then decided to house one of my collage " word & phrase " clippings...
Enjoying the process. 
I have created several other weaves using different fibers, twine, and wire... 
I see a loom in the near future.   
celebrating life, new beginnings, and change... 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

California Trip

the state of sunshine
Blue skies, warm temperatures, and a sense of home. 
Yes, I am a native of California. She was good to me while I paid a visit.  
We can not forget about Hollywood...
beach vans, pelicans, and surf boards.
Retro boulevard signs...
the sculptor trying to get noticed: art on display. 
Back at the hotel, I was inspired to create this tiny pocket to hold stamps along with a letter a wrote to my Son who is deployed overseas.  
Feel in love with this imprint, which caught my eye on the sidewalk, entering this cafe/restaurant The Stage Cafe 
Amazing gate entrance, right? 
As my trip there to California was to see my specialist, dentist, and eye doctor... 
I still made the best of it. 
Got to visit with my youngest daughter. We had a old fashion "girl sleep-over night" 
with a movie, late night chatting, ice cream, popcorn, and of coarse chocolate! 
Took a few evening strolls, because it was 89 degrees at 9:30 pm. 
I feel less pain, my illnesses are more manageable...in the warm dry climate. 

Time to get back home, 
there was something very special await! 

I can not wait to share... 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Where did I go...?

around here 
my world got turned upside-down and flipped around.
Let me start from the beginning, 
I thought I was going to be able to work my lifestyle around a 2 year old 
and a very pregnant mommy! 
To answer the question, "how did that work for you?" 
In a good way. 
I passed up my art studio, tossed aside the paints, called of any existing projects, canceled all commissions and yes... gave up trying!!  
I spent an AMAZING summer with my family... this was only the begin of an adventurous time for us all, as we were anticipating the arrival of my 2nd grandchild. 
If I had to do it all over again... ABSOLUTELY. 

As I slowly make a comeback, posting here on my Blog, clearing off the dust in my art studio, and nurturing my Fackbook Group- The Studio- artist community  there is still much to share! 
Thank you 
for being loyal blog reader, patient, and supportive throughout our artist community. 

Welcome Back

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

around here

flowers, sunshine, and art.
directing creativity with movement and sensation 
painted papers all inspired through this cluster of happiness!
what inspires you to move energy?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

mixed media project

art card 
a playful mixture of mediums.
Inspired by our talented artist's here The Studio- artist community 
cultivating this colorful art card project for our event was tons of fun!