Posts Tagged ‘paint’


Friday, December 10th, 2010

Its a little ridiculous, even egotistical to recognize how directly I am affected by how a new piece is coming along. When work is going smoothly, without frustrations, I am in such a good mood. When work is problematic and I am unproductive I am cranky pants outloud! I think I should be more patient either way. Any way, the muse is cooperating today, and when she is, it is very hard for me to leave the easel, BUT with oil paint one has to wait out the drying process and now its time to stop. I could follow the muse’s energy and work on another piece or I could get some long over due chores done. Hmmm, paint, or chores? Paint or chores….

wip: work in progress

Racoon Hat

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

I was going to have her holding a racoon shish ka bob. I often think about why some animals are eaten and some are not. And then, the wearing of animals is interesting. Why don’t we have cat tail hats. Or, maybe we do.

The Party was in Her Mind

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

The party was in her mind

This a redux of a painting I did a couple of years ago. She has been sitting on the easel staring at me for weeks.

Was a better painting day today, I allowed some space around my disgruntledness of yesterday, no resistance. Things began to flow. Allowing for happiness by being aware today, bringing the light of consciousness to today’s activities.

and: lovely words snagged from my friend Mei Noel:

“you may not go home and paint a painting and get it in the Louvre. but you can go home, paint, just do it, love it, and hang it in a coffee shop or share it online. or give it to someone who will love it.

You may not become a concert violinist, like you wanted to since you were 9, but you can buy a violin and take classes and enjoy it and learn to listen to music in a new way (this happened to me).

You may not be able to go home and write the next great American novel, but you can go home, write, love it, get it published, and write some more.

Every moment you paint, draw, make music, sew, write, etc. is a moment in which you are living the life you love, and just because you may also have another job that you need to pay bills does not mean you are not also, in those moments, living the life you love the most.”

Poignant, relevant words.

The Art of The Sole

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

I have been helping my colleague, Mavis Leahy with a window exhibit she is planning for the Sept window at the Ten Women Gallery. I invited a handful of people to participate including my friend Maripat Doyle Oberg. I like what she did with her shoe. She writes:

What are YOU most afraid of? When we allow fear to take over our life we careen out of control, suffering immensely and causing others pain we become “FEAR DRIVEN”, out of control, taken in the direction of more pain and destruction. (Note the “car” has no steering wheel) It can be very difficult to control our direction when we allow fear to take over.

This is my submission that I’m sending to 10 Women Gallery in Venice CA for Art Of The Sole: Shoes guest artists display. The shoe was altered with wire mesh, celluclay, paint. The wheels are furniture glides. The doll is made from fabric that was printed with phobias, objects of fear, concepts and behaviors that result from our fear or cause fear in others.

Fear Driven: Doll in shoe, side view

Mystery objects and Lilys and paint and palatte

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Keith LO Bue is having a contest at his blog, guess what the mystery items are…fun!

I adore this Lily, so fragrant and showy, on the kitchen table to bring the happy.


I havn’t posted it to my etsy yet but I am having a mother’s day special, prints two for one, or buy one get one free~~ printed one by one on 250 gsm archival, matte finish, 8.5 x 11″ watercolor paper, they are sealed with a uv, water resistant laquer and are beautiful. I sell them for 25.00


My painting corner:

painting corner

My palatte:


If you have been reading my blog for a while you already know, I love the smell of turps in the morning~~


Monday, August 31st, 2009


Still here

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Hi I’m still here.

The  work  above is in progress, I started her well over a year ago. I want the focus to be on her hand but I am still deliberating about what I want it to be doing or holding, maybe a beaded curtain.

We won’t be having company over for dinner after all, and so, my hub and I will have "caldo de res" for days (Mexican beef soup, such comforting food, reminds me of my abuelita).  I also made some ooh so hot salsa from scratch. Good smells in my kitchen today 😉




I’ve added a step by step procedure for making an ornie, in pictures over in my doll making wiki…

The Wind extinguished her candle

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Three doctor’s appointments down and three to go. Just taking one day at a time trying to get through them.

Been watching Simon Schama’s Power of Art on pbs, Last night it was Van Gogh and then Picasso. I have seen several portrayals of both artists already but it still interests me. In particular in the Van Gogh piece was the part where Vincent eats a tube of  yellow paint, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. I recalled (not that this is any where near as heinous) Jeffrey Daumer eating human hearts so that he would always have that person with him, Vincent was so enmeshed with painting he seemed to want to be the paint, one with the paint, quite insane really but I do think I understand it.

Picasso will always be interesting to me even if he was a raging misogynist. It never ceases to amaze me the abuse people will allow themselves to endure in order to be close to or associated with fame.