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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Finally A Break!!

It is officially Spring Break!!!  Thank goodness as sometimes I feel as though I can not take another moment of the madness!!!  Its nice to have a break from the craziness of our schedules.
With a break from school I get to have some much needed studio time.
Yep...it completely looks like a bomb went off!
Busy on a few projects I have going on...
Its an exciting opportunity....
I have also been working hard to get ready for hanging a show in Wake Forest this weekend...
Its a nice feeling to just paint!  My studio takes me away from all the worries this world offers... 
When my palette looks like this, my manicure is like this...
And I am a happy girl!!!
On another note...my mom is doing very well with her treatments...total reason to be very happy!!!  Today is her first CT scan since ahe started chemo, so fingers crossed that there is progress!
And...as I type this, this gal is on the way in to the Orthodontist to get her braces!!
Nervously excited..she says..
Enjoy your day everyone!
Until next time,

Monday, March 16, 2015

Where the Heck Ya Been???

Good Morning Blog Friends!!!
I can not believe its been almost a month since I have paid this blog a visit...sigh!!  So much has been going on, and I can't seem to catch a break!!!
Christmas day, was spent in the ER with my mom where she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer---and life has just been turned upside down!  My parents live about 4ish hours away, so I spend a great deal of time on the road!!!
My art bag is always packed and ready to go as it is my only sanity!!!
It's amazing how creating takes me away from all of my troubles...so I do...alot!!!
In the midst of it all...I am still demoing a lot- which also helps me keep my sanity!!  ---and, Jerrysartarama in Raleigh FINALLY stocked Gelli Plates!!!
I am also preparing for a show in Wake Forest!!!!  Lots and lots more to do there!!!
A lot of time is just spent plain and simple- me and my journal--a few pens, and markers...
Just passing the time...
Although....yesterday was absolutely glorious here in NC...so I set up my studio outside for a bit!!!
Felt good!!!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Snow Day....

Creates the perfect opportunity for me to head off to my studio!!!!

I have been playing a lot with the Mixed Media line by Pebeo as I prepare for the Artists Materials Expo this weekend in Atlanta!!!  If you are in the area...please stop by the Pebeo booth and experience these bottles of pure joy for yourself.  I will be there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday demoing in the booth....and I can not wait!

I did this piece on Ampersand Gessoboard...and I just am addicted to creating with the Fantasy Moon and Prisme paints!!  Addicted, I say!!

Liquid art panels, canvas, even journals are great to play with these guys!!!  Addicted!!
The tough part is knowing when to quit....walk away, Ophelia...just walk away!!
I just can't get enough of pouring and letting go to watch the magic happen!!!
I did this color chart in my journal using black gesso and I absolutely love how the colors pop on black!!!
Walk away, Ophelia...walk away!!
Until next time,

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Finding Comfort...

In my studio...of all places.  Just passing through the door seems to make everything right in the world.
Mind you...it definitely needs a good cleaning...things need to be put in their proper places---or trashed...but these days, its where I run to when I need an escape.
Seems I have only been starting things....just doing mindless backgrounds....creating space for words that I am sure will come later...
Randomly selecting colors from my shelves and finding a blank spot to deposit them...
Making marks with whatever my hand seems to grab on my oh so cluttered work table.
Until next time,

Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello 2015 and Goodbye Break!!!

Happy New Year Blog Friends!
I hope that this first few days of 2015 have been good to you all....
Its back to school today for us...and well...sigh....
After a lot of travel this break for the holidays....my word for
the year--several of them played out in my head until I could get back to my studio to let it out.....
There were lots of candidates....maybe I will revisit this word later....but for now...Clarity seems to stick out at the front.  

I hope that you all have the greatest day ever!!
Until next time,

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Monday Blog Friends!!

Christmas Break has officially started for me!  Lots and lots do do on my list of things to get done during this break!
Like.....get back to my art journal...
It seems like forever since I have done anything in my journal except demo...
So I soent some time over at the Art Bar in Raleigh....imagine hours of uninterrupted journaling time...

Its a start....
I have about 6 pages left in this journal....I REALLY want to get it finished by the end of this year...we shall see...
I also know that I REALLY want to learn to draw...always, always have...yes...its that nasty word called practice that is to make me better at drawing...
I started this journal for practicing...
No pressure, right??
Yikes!!!!  Lots and LOTS more practice needed!  I have also signed up for Sketchbookery with Mary Ann Moss...I have always enjoyed and definitely wanted to learn sketching---like Urban Sketching.  I am simply amazed by the sketchbooks of people that sketch on location.  So, I am rxcited to begin my journey on December 26th!
Anywho, I hope you all enjoy your day.
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Back at It...

Good Morning Blog Friends....

After some time in bed with the worlds worst sinus infection followed by pneumonia...I am finally back in the studio.  I just didn't have the energy to even make it upstairs to my studio...so for the last month or so, there has been no art play around here...sigh.

It seems like forever since I created in my journal...FOREVER!!!  So, I just played around with some leftover paint!
This past weekend, I did get over to the Art Bar in Raleigh, and oh what an amazing place it is!!!
There is a Visual Journaling group that meets on Saturday, so I got a chance to spread out and play with a new set of watercolors that I got!!. I think I have found my new hangout!!! 
Not much else to share today.....
I hope you all have a great holiday surrounded by family and friends!
Until next time,
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