Thursday, October 28, 2010

About To - More Painted Poetry

I am often asked where I get my ideas. It is more often that the idea is formed after creating the painting, as is the case with this piece:

Should I, Shouldn't I
Wondering, Waiting
So Many Times
Paused, Poised
About To, And Yet...


Monday, October 18, 2010

A Little Painted Poetry...


The Lifeblood
Her most precious
Of secrets.
Be still
Feel the pulse

Saturday, October 16, 2010

3rd Annual ORIGINAL Art Auction!

My annual Art Auction is back - November 1 thru December 10!

30 ORIGINAL Paintings
painted DAILY and listed

Every day (except weekends and holidays) I will paint a NEW painting and list it on EBAY the next day for either a 3 day or 5 day auction. Listings will most likely start between 3 and 6 pm PST.

I will attempt to list "the making of" videos or pictures of the daily paintings on Youtube showing the background and thoughts behind each piece (although I may only have time to do this every other painting or so). The paintings will vary in size and materials, but be assured that each piece will be made with great quality and care despite the faster nature of painting daily. The largest painting from last year's auction was a 20 x 30 inch abstract floral on canvas. The smallest being about 4 x 4 inches.

I will pack carefully and ship quickly, as I realize we're approaching the holiday gift buying season. Gift wrapping and a personal note can be included at no extra charge - just ask!

Keep updated on the latest paintings by
* First painting will be painted on October 29 and listed on November 1 *

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fond Memories

As I was cleaning out yet another misc. box of stuff that has been moved from house to house over the years, I unearthed a sketchpad with this drawing of "Cat and Raven". This drawing holds many fond memories for me, most especially of our dearly beloved and departed cat, Portnoy. My husband and I brought her home from the city pound before we were even married, to our tiny little basement apartment in the outskirts of Seattle, WA. She was the sweetest little ball of fluff I had ever seen. She loved to nuzzle in my hair and cared for us like we were her lost kittens (even though she was a kitten herself). She became a marvelous mother (despite her inability to procreate) to first our feisty feral kitty Domino, then our Siberian Husky Puppy, and later our two children and one Scaredy-Cat Shepherd, Jingle. She mothered them all with amazing patience and kindness. When she passed, it was especially hard on my daughter (then 4) who always immediately went to Portnoy for comfort in times of need. Though we have since moved on (to a new city, new house, and 2 new fun kitties) we will always remember our first cat very fondly and still keep her picture lovingly enshrined on our mantle.

My other happy memories represented in this image are my days in art school, where ravens were often a subject matter for me, as well as wonderful memories of living in Birch Bay, WA in a little beach cabin (which was where this drawing was created, circa 1995). We would watch bald eagles walking on the beach, play the guitar underneath amazing sunsets, and witness one of the wilder winter ice storms that area had ever seen.

I love how a simple little discovery in a box long forgotten can give me so much.

Now tell me, what simple treasures have you unearthed?

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