Tuesday, October 1, 2013

First Art Show

I spent the summer deciding whether or not to put my art on display.  Too many fears kept swimming in my head, like is my art good enough, what if no one likes it, and who do I think I am.   I'm sure we all have these fears no matter what the situation.  I was asked many times, "how did the show go and was it a success"?  I replied, "Yes, it was good".  It was my first time in a art/craft show with my own work and I had low expectations, "I did".  My success was showing up and conquering those pesky fears.

Here are a few pictures of my booth display.  I love gardens and so I tailored to display in a garden-like scene.  Turned out really nice and many thanks to my husband (handyman) to help me construct everything.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Keeping an open Heart

I have been spending these last few weeks on mini excursions with my family.  Summer break has ended and the kids are in school.  Looking at the pictures of our great moments together, I see such Love in my little family.

I think God, the universe, or the title you may give to our creator, was with us every moment. I feel these must be the signs ( I have read & watched spiritual teachers and artists talk about) that we are supposed to recognize that everything is going to be alright and to cherish each moment.  I suppose I never paid attention before and now I am.  Thank You for the LOVE.

Not so girlie

Had a little fun creating art.

In my garden

Note to Self

Monday, July 22, 2013

Trusting in Faith

A new picture completed. This painting is to remind myself to keep practicing my faith, in the brightest and happiest days to days when it seems a little tough.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Let It Go

My fears, insecurities and self doubt. I want to let them go because I know I need to to take the day as it comes.   Today, this beautiful gal came out through my colored pencils. She looks at peace as if the wind is blowing the worries away.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Developing my style

I just discovered an amazing artist Jane Davenport and ordered her download of  The Whimsical Face.  It's already been an awesome experience to learn from her.  I felt I needed a little more warmth and softness to the girls I have been trying to bring to life on canvas.
Here is a sketch or two....