Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Poetry Tuesday

I am an explorer.
Going deep down into places many have never traveled.
Finding the answers and the questions.
Looking for the places of bliss,
The reason to smile,
And the heart of pain.
I don't explore countries or continents.
I don't need money or a passport.
My exploring is of the soul.
Tiring to get to the truth of all my struggles and loss.
Sorting out the bullshit that can't be changed,
And the chaos that needs love.
Holding on to the child that is scared and doesn't know how to deal.
Bandaging wounds, kissing the bruises and loving all the ugly.
Exploring the possibilities of a satisfied existence and not wanting more.
Just having enough to live in the harmony with me, myself and I.
I am an explore of my soul.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fun with the Kids!

Just a regular Monday, having fun with my girls(Laura and Erika and my nephews(Shawn and Logan) coloring and playing hide-n-go-seek!

I loving coloring! Shawn says this is so hot that its on fire!!

Have a great Monday!



Friday, June 12, 2009

Lazy Friday

Its been an interesting and busy week. Went snorkling with my hubby yesterday and got sun burned really bad! Here are just some pictures on my progress with my new project.

Check me out on Treasure Cost Women's Art Alliance for Feature Friday. Thank you so much Carmen! Hope everyone has a great weekend!



Monday, June 8, 2009

What's New Monday!

The first new thing that I want to talk about is the Treasure Coast Women's Art Alliance that Carmen started. I loved going to her house and breathing in the creative air that was smoking out everywhere. I don't know what it is about being in a room full of creative women but it is so wonderful and inspiring. I had my reserves going at first because I'm not one of those people who can just make friends anywhere I go. It takes time for me to be comfortable around people and even longer to make friends. The amazing thing was that it was so laid back and easy to fit right in even though I already knew Carmen and Lauren it was nice meeting everyone else and having some girl time. The next women's art group is June 27th at Carmen's. If you live in the area and want some girl time with a creative flare then come and join us!

My friend Lauren is the featured artist for Treasure Coast Women's Art Alliance. She paints sea shells, rocks and coral. Its amazing at how small she can paint and the little saying that she comes up with are so cool! She is giving away one of her creations so go check her out!
I have finally started on this 3 painting project for my friend Matt. I just got the backgrounds done but as I was working on them last night so many ideas are coming out. I had dreams about what it looked like when it was finished. I'm loving this new challenge for me. I have done a lot of research too. The reason for the research is because Matt wants an Asian theme to it and I have never done any thing like that before. So I had to look up all Sorts of stuff like Geisha, swords and cherry blossoms. Here are some sketches of what I going for.

Yes, I know the exposed breasts are a bit much but he is a guy!!LOL Breasts are really hard to draw too. Getting them to match is so hard!

I really liking this project, I know have said that a lot but I do! And the fact that it brought me back to sketching is a wonderful bliss. Going back to my first love the pencil!

Well thank you that read this and I hope you all have a blissfully great Monday!



Saturday, June 6, 2009

I still HERE!!

Yes, I know that I have not blogged in forever!! But I'm coming back with a bang!! So What have I been doing? Well I wish I could say that I was in Fiji working on my tan...but no I was reading. I love to read. I get so into a books that I can't put it down till I'm done. I guess its my escape from the now. I have also been creating necklaces. My friend bought me these glass charms which are so beautiful. I would love to know how to blow glass! The circle one Carmen bought from me and I will have these on my etsy shop!

My little dream painting! I was just painting with my daughter and this came rushing out of me. I'm starting to see when I stop controlling my talent and just let it flow it feels so much better.

This one I'm not done with but I'm loving where its going. I like the title "Crying Rainbow" but I have to see what else I'm going to do with it.

Now for the big news. My friend wants me to paint him a picture. Well, not just one but three that will be hung up to create one big picture. The ideas that I'm going with are out of my comfort zone but I'm really liking the challenge! I will be blogging more about this when I have something to show!

Thank you for reading!