Monday, February 02, 2015

Illustration Friday: Jagged

Jagged on the outside here and there.
A regular mush-pile on the inside.
And she grants wishes. For real


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Illustration Friday: Passion

Her heart constantly fluttered like a swarm of butterflies because of her passion for life.

Digital collage, rubber stamps, colored pencil

Friday, October 03, 2014

Illustration Friday: Silence

This week's word is silence.
I had to use one of my favorites as it fits so well.
Happy weekend everyone!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Illustration Friday : Journey

It's been forever since I've posted. I'm going to try to show up once a week via IllustrationFriday and get back into the groove!

This painting lives with my dear friend in the Netherlands and it's my choice to represent this week's word:Journey.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Intuitive Collaging

I have been mentoring my friend's daughter as she is making her way to Massachusetts College of Art so she can become an art therapist. One thing she loves doing is making intuitive collages with me.
The idea isn't to make a pretty picture, but rather select images, colors and patterns that resonate with your feelings on a gut level, put them together and see what story they tell.
These are my two from last night.

This top one speaks to me in a couple of different ways. One about evolution, and perhaps the other about ancestry or the circle of life.

This second one tells me that this person is clearly at a crossroads in his life. His posture may appear that all things seems lost or impossible, but the symbol of the bird with outstretched wings is a sign of hope, as well as the "all-knowing" eye in the sky. The building can mean a place or safety and respite, or even a church. This one really pulled me in as I created it.

It's so good to be back on the blogs! I hope to make at least weekly posts again.
Thanks for stopping by♥

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Angel Update

For my friends who aren't on Facebook and wanted a visual update on my angel painting.

The top photo is the beginning, the middle photo is where I am at this point. I still have a ways to go! Lots and lots of layers and glazings, but she's finally emerging and coming to life.
The last photo shows the lacy texture I'm trying to add to her wings here and there with stencils.

More to come!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Illustration Friday: Tail

Quite sometime ago Portnoy and Biff met at a no-kill animal shelter in the middle of America.
It seems Portnoy was a renegade that escaped a truck headed for the slaughterhouse. Afraid to go back to the farm, Portnoy walked for days until he met a kindly old gentleman who told him all about this shelter. Unable to properly take care of a pig, the old man gave Portnoy a ride to the door and waved a tearful goodbye. The volunteers at the shelter welcomed Portnoy with open arms and hearts. They brought him to his new quarters but on the way there he noticed by Biff, an old-timer stray dog with a twist in his tail just like his!
The shelter worker saw the connection between Portnoy and Biff right away and asked if they'd like to be roommates. Biff's spirits soared by having Portnoy around. They shared stories of life before being rescued and celebrated every day for the strange twist of fate that brought them together.

Two peas in a pod, those two. Old souls embracing a new lease on life.

(This was used for "IF" in 2007 for the word "twist" in 2010 for "rescue"
and now for "Tail" in 2013.
  I thought it was time for another encore!)
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