Monday, December 12, 2016

Did a mixed media figure (workshop "the Soul Bearers" ) Made her a "Sister"






for others in my art room
Got some colored charcoal pencils did one of my "contemplating women"

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016 November  7th year anniversary of my blog--I decided to bring the 2 thoughts of mine below posted previosly to this date and repeat them again for all who are new to my blog.  My purposes have not changed but my degree of exploration and understanding of art and creativity have expanded and widened. The rainbow of artist peers, friends and mentors so too have grown and have given me great joy and confidence. Thanks to all!

more worth repeating

I have been inspired to think about other's blogs and to visit those of some of my artistic peers and explore the offerings and purpose of them.
I was thinking about my own blog. Five years ago  in 2009, I started this blog being encouraged by others I knew from an Internet art group who had started to do so. For me, then it was a learning experience in blogging. 

 I am not a "working artist" by that I mean one who sells, teaches or enters art shows but rather one that creates for the pure enjoyment and self-expression of feelings along with the thirst to explore, learn and conquer new creative outlets with a variety of mentors. 

During the past 5 years I used this blog for my self-reference guide as to what I was learning, doing and enjoying with life and creativity.

Now I have another purpose for this blog perhaps the best!
 It is to inspire and showcase and teach to my grandchildren and all the generations that follow to live their lives to the fullest. I wish them to know the soul and passion of their Grandmother who studied to be a nurse, stayed home to raise a family, reentered nursing part time when her children were in their teens and then retired at age 62 from a  profession chosen in her early years of life. Nursing and being a wife and mother was.  directed at nurturing others. After those years, your Grandmother  began to nurture herself and continued to learn and grow and enjoy life . At age 74 one starts to think about the legacy and learning one shares with the World hence I hope this blog will  give insight to their Grandmother and her purpose and pursuit for a life of full living  and give insight into knowing everyone is unique and special and lives their life in their own special meaningful way to other and themselves. I have learned watching my children and grandchildren grow and mature I hope they have and will learn from me as well. This is the purpose of this entry 2014.

thoughts worth repeating

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

thinking about creativity in my life--It is how I express myself. Life is a major part of my inspiration. Creativity gives me a sense of well being. It helps me solve problems and make decisions and choices. It gives me energy, self knowledge. It gives me discovery ,fullfillment and balance and confidence in myself . It has given me a connection with other creative people. When I create I am honoring my source of creative ideas.-this is how I think of my creativity and how heavily it engages my life  Just took time to spend some time each day to do some artwork for the past 40 days. It is remarkable how much creativity you can release if you just start.

Friday, November 4, 2016




this is an older sister of my mother (I posted her earlier) She never married but would have loved being so . Back ground distress paint,acrylic paint with glaze trees and woman, distress ink pad around edges. paste on message on tree.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

orginial photo





I went to a lumber store and got some scrap pieces of cedar. I looked at our family tree photos and found this one of my Mom (as a young woman back in the 20's) I played with the photo in photo shop and got an impression of her face and neck. I painted her on the piece of 12"x45 cedar" board -thinking of garden parties and summer in her parents back yard and the fact that she and her sisters were very fashionable this is what happened "Hilda at a Garden Party." Now I want to do one of my Dad as a young man . He was always dressed very dapperly. I think that was the thing in the 20's and 30's :) click on photos and see the painting and its progression and orginial photo I love the simplicity of it and how the cedar gave texture

Friday, October 21, 2016




doing some abstract art first two using neutral colors and the third combining primary colors to make black or mud I think the turbulence in nature and man recently expressed itself here

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

hidden faces in acrylics


thinking about creativity in my life--It is how I express myself. Life is a major part of my inspiration. Creativity gives me a sense of well being. It helps me solve problems and make decisions and choices. It gives me energy, self knowledge. It gives me discovery ,fullfillment and balance and confidence in myself . It has given me a connection with other creative people. When I create I am honoring my source of creative ideas.-this is how I think of my creativity and how heavily it engages my life .

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

playing with graphite pencil and pastels

 I was thinking about how much I love Naples FL ( the ocean and beach) and then the song "By the Sea,bye the Sea by the beautiful sea -oh how happy we be" -kept running through my head. The song was written in 1914 and by "magic" my brush gave my gal the look of that period. (acrylic on plaster)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

tried to do myself age about 6   intense inks and water

Friday, August 12, 2016

clse ups






finished class from 21 Secrets "Fractured Portraits"  I did "Me this year 2016"