My process behind creating an art trade piece of a lion for my wonderful hair stylist.
Using the words, "I should _______" can add unnecessary forced resistance to whatever action we're trying to pump ourselves up to achieve. By simply tuning in to our inner dialogue and self talk and making minor adjustments to the words we choose to use, we can create radical changes in our lives.
Bringing you colorful, caricature-styled dog portrait paintings on poured acrylic backgrounds.
I’ve seen many breathtaking scenes that I could not capture, some that have torn my heart in two because I knew the memory would fade as a digital photo does not. However, I have been so blessed with moments like this one, where, intuitively deciding to take one last photo, and taking action to get the right lens for it, led me straight into something even more epic and beautiful than I could have imagined.
Soooo... I’ve taken this road trip with my dog to Colorado to visit with good people and enjoy the freedom away from most of my things. And I brought only the art supplies that I am very new at… becoming familiar with: Resin painting supplies and alcohol ink. that’s all.
We must remember... we are ALL made of stardust.
With flutes, windpipes, and the sounds of rain and fire dancing around me, I got out my inks and painted this. For an hour or so, I was exactly where I wanted to be.
Yesterday, I discovered a different way of applying paint while creating two flow paintings, "Luxe" and "Glam". Using little plastic dixie cups, I poured the paint onto the canvas instead of using squeeze bottles like I normally do. Somehow, this one detail changed my entire process for finishing a piece, and I really really love the way they turned out.
“...Eat, drink and be merry when it is time to... surround yourself with beautiful things, see distant lands, feed your mind, develop your intellect, love [others], do kind things, and play a good part in helping the world to find truth.”
- Wallace D Wattles
The way I look at at, process ain't always pretty, but it is the majority of what goes into artwork. I would imagine that viewers of art who do not draw or paint rarely take into consideration what the process looks like... or, however, if they do, perhaps it's a huge mystery. So this post is all about debunking that, showing you the ugly side of my own process, and opening myself up to the vulnerabilities that come with the beautiful life of an artist.
Wow. When I found out it was going to be a blood moon, Supermoon, AND total lunar eclipse last evening, Sunday September 27, 2015, I really wanted to go out and photograph it. This hasn't happened since 1982, and is not going to happen again until 2033. Because of it's somewhat rare occurrence, it was important for me to make it happen, and bring my Laboradorite stones to soak in the cleansing moon energy.
Oh, driving home on Labor Day evening, I was so pleased to notice how dark out it was, and our amazing Milky Way galaxy popped into view from my peripheral vision out of my dirty car window. Seriously. It was that bright. Or I'm just attuned to it, maybe both ;) Either way, I feel so grateful to live in an area where the city lights don't permeate the sky. So of course I had to shoot.
Ever seen a ring around the sun or moon? It's quite a sight, and of course, anytime I've experienced this, I haven't had my camera on me. So last night after an amazing collaborative painting session with a friend, we stepped out into the night to encounter an entire ring surrounding a waxing gibbous moon. It was magnificent, and moreover, privately synchronistic for me in this particular time in my life.
while crossing the border from Arizona into Utah, my mom in the u-haul following close behind, i skirted off the side into a sudden turn off to capture a breathtaking sunset in place of the Horseshoe Bend shots i missed out on. i was terrified that my mom would crash into the back of the car, or worse, pass me by, indicating a no-can-shoot-now. she made it. complete with tripod and the 24-70mm lens that was already on the camera, i planned to shoot a couple photos...
A photographer recently reminded me of ghosting in photography. by a chance happening, the same day i re-discovered these photos.