Friday, September 28, 2007

IF : Chasing away the blues

I could have posted several images today seeing as I always use blues in my work. This is a painting I did called "In the Moment." I remember I had the blues one day and went to my favorite place down the street, Asilomar Beach. My heart was as heavy as the fog on the bay. I saw this lone gull just sitting and looking into the ocean as if all of his troubles were being washed away. He wasn't trying to be anywhere else. He was here, just as I was. He reminded me to be in the moment because that's all we have. So for a while I let the waves carry my blues away and my heart felt lighter.

The ocean is my sanctuary, my chase-away-the-blues place.

Thanks for coming along with me. Here's a photo of Asilomar, so you can see why I love it so.

acrylic on canvas 48" x 24" click to enlarge

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Help the environment

Please go to this site on October 15th and post something relating to the environment and how we can help it. Many voices, one big message. Incrementally, we can all do something. Thank you!

Friday, September 21, 2007

IF : Juggling a move

Some of you know that my husband and I often talk about moving back to Rhode Island, but what some of you don't know is how much anxiety it causes me. It all hinges on finding work for both of us (which means no art for me for a while, at least)...and being middle-aged and set in my ways and missing my friends and this perfect weather and.....blaaahhhh!

But that's what I left behind when we left Rhode Island. A job and great friends and ....okay, the weather isn't very good back there most days, but I did have my art. So the other day I told my husband that we should go back without jobs. "Let's just go on faith!" I said. And then the wise old crow put his two cents in . "You ain't young anymore honey. Caaawww. Just how much do you think you can juggle at your age? Go, stay, run away!"

Damn crow's feet.

acrylic on canvas, rubber stamped alphabets, collaged raven

Friday, September 14, 2007

IF : Wedding

I find this week's word a bit limiting, so I thought I'd post a little painting I did for a friend's daughter's wedding gift. It's titled "Love Is In The Air."

She got maried in August and I haven't mailed the painting yet. Maybe it will get there by their first anniversary!

Lots of people get married on the beach which inspired me to paint this.

Have a great weekend everyone, and if you're getting married this weekend, I wish you all the best!

Friday, September 07, 2007

IF : Momentum in Nature

The soft free-fall of a feather swoops from side to side, being carried by it's own momentum, soon to be swirled into the ripples of a pond gathering it's momentum from the tossing of a pebble.

Two quiet forces of nature equaling a feeling of peace.

acrylic on canvas 10" x 10"

Saturday, September 01, 2007

IF : Emma A to Z !

Okay, slow day at the studio today. I worked on projects for clients and then had a little time to mess around. I figured I'd draw to keep limber so I drew my dog with a Bic pencil on graph paper, nothing fancy. Then I thought I could perhaps use it as another alphabet entry for Illustration Friday, so here's the list of traits about my dog from A to Z. Some are not so flattering but I love her anyway!
(You can see my first alphabet post below.)



Chihuahua mix


Emma !



Heart stealer



Killer instinct


My girl

Naughty (sometimes)

Out of control


Queen of the house

Rescued from SPCA


Terrorist !

Under foot

Very special


Xanax could help her!