Mar 31, 2012

Do You Believe in Magic?

the magic of a hat is just that
shape size color fabric
imbues the wearer with its spirit
she loved her emerald hat
for when she wore it 
invisible realms
revealed themselves to her

imagine that
a magical hat

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Mar 28, 2012

Cedar is her Name

her hair she wore as earth armor
protective energy within each strand
and also it did guide her
to the treasures of our land
the strands are kin with thuja plicata
a noble tree for sure
together they
hold sacred space
endearing to our human race

this is where i found my inspiration for her hair:

so sorry it is out of focus!

Mar 24, 2012

Beads in Her Hair

days felt right
under the sight
of the owl who bathed
in golden light

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if you enjoyed this gals hair
you might enjoy a look at the first pieces i did with hair like this


Mar 17, 2012

March 17th

you would have been 
75 years of age today

Happy Birthday Papa

when i think of you
i feel the spirit of love


spring has begun to melt winter away
and yet today 2 inches plus snow graced our world.....

a couple weeks ago
ice crystals cloaked the forest trees:

and so the slow dance begins
of winter into spring


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Mar 15, 2012

Watercolor Pencil and Gesso

recently, my dear friend Abigail taught me to use a Stabilo Aquarellable pencil
to sketch with and then take gesso to it to transform it into paint, much like one would take a wet brush
to a watercolor pencil. 
I believe she learned it from Misty Mawn.

This technique was quite challenging for me, 
 yet I have been hooked!
I have a wee moleskine 3.5"x5.5" journal and have been creating faces every chance I get with this technique.
Somehow i think it brings a new spirit to my art. I love this about new techniques!

see the sketch on the right:

then i work the lines with gesso:

something about one color, golden
and then the white gesso that is interesting to me:

i think this is my favorite, sorry the scan is a little blurry:
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i so enjoy your company

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Mar 10, 2012


she watched from her cyan realm
with a soft heart
caring eyes
angelic presence

they flourished within her aura

this piece is done in a journal i made
and folds out into three  sections



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Mar 7, 2012

Flowers Sprout in Her Footsteps

I've been busy with commissioned art this week
three pieces

it is sweet to fulfill another persons vision

the above is a take off on a piece i created years ago
now it tells another families story

this was the original:


wishing you all a lovely Wednesday
and every day beyond