Monday, July 30, 2012

Illustration Friday: Lonely

"But Mother, what if you leave me too soon?" the seal pup asked.

"You'll see me in the moon, little one. You'll see me in the moon."

An encore piece which seemed to fit.
I hope to be making new art soon or you'll be seeing ME in the moon!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Animal Wednesday: Sjimmie's Spirit

For those of you who know Marianne, you know she lost her beloved cat recently, Sjimmie.
He was one of those special cats that comes along once in a lifetime.

He was buried by her back fence under the two towers which were known to be his "kingdom."
I wanted to capture the essence of him, his spirit world by the fence with Buddha for protection.
I'm sure you recognize the photo of him which has been on her blog for a long time now. I always knew I wanted to paint that, but never did I know it would be to remember him this way. 
I just got off the phone with Marianne who couldn't thank me enough for this small gift.

You're very welcome my dear friend.
Happy (belated) birthday!


Sunday, July 08, 2012

Abundance everywhere

Even in my struggles I look around me and see abundance everywhere.

My beautiful studio window with Chinese brushes from Marianne on display.

Some of my reference art books among gifts from friends.

A closer look.

Art from friends near and far...

Above my computer :)

My beautiful $10 find last year which I fell in love with. Today she hides a glass under her skirt with flowers from my yard.
She's quite happy in my dining room.

I love surrounding myself with fresh flowers.

My sweet yard with statuary I brought back from my yard in California.

On many Sundays, I take myself for country drives.
That's my idea of church. My peace.

I walk past these things every single day and there's not one moment when I don't say 'thank you.'

"Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself."   ~Rumi~

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Illustration Friday: Suspend

All dreams are within our reach.


acrylic on canvas, 5"x5" sold