Monday, August 31, 2009

Some Titles for My New Paintings

Whimsical Womb II
Acrylic on Wood
Framed 27" x 35"

I'm putting final touches on my paintings today because my show Opens this Friday and I'm supposed to bring all my paintings down to the gallery tomorrow by 3. I've also been titling my paintings over the last few weeks as I completed them. I thought I would share with you some of the titles and here is a link to the images on the Tumalo Art Co. website>

1. Twilight Garden
2. Red Sky Rains Gifts II
3. We Traveled in a Whirlwind
4. Fly with Joy
5. Day and Night, My Loves Delight
6. The Night was like Jeweled Magic
7. I Promise You'll See the Sun Again
8. Follow Me into the Night
9. Sheltering Deep Roots
10. My Tree has a Dream Window
11. My Treehouse has a Magic Carpet
and a Window to the Stars
12. Swing and Dream
13. Peace in Jeweled Skies
14. I Love the Seasons
15. Dream Toucher
16. Whimsical Womb II
17. My Family Plays with Color
18. Some Learned to Fly
19. One Played While the Others Flew
20. Basking in Moonlight
21. One Raven Looked to Another

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Aug. 28th An Artist's Day Notes

for my Sweetheart

clouds covering the sky

rolling thunder

blue and chocolate brown

a postcard mailing

my flip flop sandals
to finish all my paintings for my show by Sunday night

to go camping over Labor Day Weekend


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1 Year Anniversary of My Art and Travels Blog

It's been one year today, August 27th, that I started blogging. A year ago, I didn't know what it would be like to be a blogger. I'd heard a lot about it but I didn't know. So I decided to delve in and try my hand at it! And it turns out, I like blogging. I find it fun to share what I'm up to. Share my ideas, share cool things I've found on the web. I like sharing my latest paintings and my latest travel adventures. I like sharing about other artists I've found and their art! I love doing my Artist Day Notes on Fridays. It helps me to me more present. It sets me in a grateful mood for where I am at.

Blogging has opened me up to the whole world on the internet of people that communicate, buy, sell, share, challenge, spread joy and look to each other for inspiration.'s a land that is wide open and expansive and it grows everyday as new people find their way to it.

I want to thank my followers who have been checking into my blog and making comments. It encourages me to know that their are people who are actually reading what I write! People who are interested. I know there are a number of blogs that I follow and I love checking in on them and seeing what people are up to. It inspires me!

Lately there is one lady in particular whose blog I love to read. We met through and I'm a big admirer of her writing! She is Kristen D. Randle and her blog is I think her writing is just awesome and I'm currently reading her book "The Only Alien on the Planet" which I love and I just started reading! I already think it should be made into a movie! So you never know who you will meet on the internet. Especially if you take the time to leave a comment on someone's blog or make contact with them in some way. You might find you make a new friend, or like to trade ideas or art or website links. sounds cliché but you just never know who you will meet unless you take the first step.

There are three artists I'd like to mention that I've enjoyed meeting since I've been on the internet with my blog and using social media. The first one is Juli Ryan. When I say "meet" it is through emails and correspondence on Facebook and Twitter or through Etsy or blogging. Someday maybe I will be able to meet Juli in person and go to one of her art shows because I just love her paintings filled with enchantment and color!

Love is a Strange Place... By Juli Ryan

Childhood Magic by Juli Ryan

Another artist is Amy Komar. She lives in Alaska and I really enjoy reading her blog! She writes about living authentically and she also loves creating spirals, dots and conveying the connectedness within the Universe in her beautiful paintings. Her art and writing drew me in, and made me want to learn more about her.

Wildfire by Amy Komar

Year of the Dragon by Amy Komar

The next artist I've enjoyed meeting is Tine Wiggens. Her playful, colorful art caught my attention right away! There are lots of elements of childhood in her work which is one of the things I love about it. They're very dreamlike paintings to me and I love their simple, yet powerful imagery that captures my imagination.

The Kite by Tine Wiggens

Counting the Stars by Tine Wiggens

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope to continue with writing it and sharing my art journey, future travels and ramblings about life with you. And also please leave a comment because I love to meet other people and learn what others are up to.