Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Crow Collage

At least I think it is a crow, the photo I drew it from did not say and it seems a bit small and does not have a curved enough beak to be a raven, but I love crows too :-). It is titled "Crow Contemplating", 10"x 10", again not a lick of paint, just paper and rust stains and micro sepia and black pens and cold wax on cradle board.
This one was labor intensive, and a labor of love. I included detail and side views, double click to see more detail. I always love to here your thoughts. XOXO
P.S I am tumbling this image for those that like to tumble :-).

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Another New Collage

This one is titled "The Music Room" 12"x 12", venetian plaster, oil, rust and tea stained paper, sepia pen, rusted bit :-) and cold wax on cradle board. If you triple click on an image you get wonderful details.
I am having fun, fun , fun. I don't want to do anything else :-).
I always love to know your thoughts.

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Collage, "Raven's Treasure"

This is a new piece, 12"x 12", venetian plaster, oil, India ink, pen, rust and tea, charcoal, graphite, rice paper and cold wax on cradle board. A friend gave me rolls of paper that I think is rice paper, it is very thin, I have been in drawing heaven :-). I painted some with black India ink and then drew on them with white charcoal.
 I get all my drawing out and play, awesome fun :-).
 I always love to hear your thoughts.
Have a wonderful weekend. XOXO

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Words to Live By

"Cease to make demands of this moment".
I was listening to the radio the other day and I regret to say I did not catch the name of the woman who was speaking, she was talking about staying calm in difficult situations, I was only partly listening, but when she said these words I perked up. It made a big impression and I wrote them down. They have become a mantra and I believe they are life changing. I believe that as hard as it sometimes is, loving my life as it is, is my spiritual practice and not making demands, not having to have things a certain way to be happy is part of that practice. I thought you might get some benefit from these words too.
I have been making lots of art, but it is all in pieces, I have boards done and about 50 drawings, but nothing that fits together yet for a collage. I  am having great fun and hope to have something to show soon.
Have a wonderful week. XOXO