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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Process...

Here I am at Day 85 of the 100 Day Project. My work has shifted, changed, altered, grown and revised over these 85 days. Some artists who do this project stay in the same theme - and I tried...I really did...but my short attention span does not allow for that so that is the reason for my work evolving over the course of these months. 

The four pieces below are all No. 84. I captured images of the stages which I thought was a fun and active way to show the process. Such simple layers moving and growing and taking shape. I enjoy abstract landscapes a lot...the unstructured style allows for freedom in my work. I'm thinking these may work as a study for a larger piece but as we know larger paintings are more of a struggle for me...but perhaps that's the lesson here...struggle and risk equals growth. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Feeling philosophical

I go through my new age moments and I'm in one now. I think it's the political climate. I need to go to a quiet place and find things that are peaceful and draw on positive energy. So I was inspired to create these three new digital downloads on Etsy. The "Be Here Now" quote stands out because it is a gentle reminder to be in the present. I can't change what happened yesterday. I have no power over tomorrow. I am where I need to be right now.

The yoga quote is also a reminder...eat more plants...do more yoga...because both of those things make my body feel better. 

Friday, April 14, 2017

I Digress...

Hubby and I went to Palm Springs last weekend and while I stepped away from my own art for three days we walked into a whole other art world which is what I love about this community. Palm Springs and the surrounding area supports and values artists. From Joshua Tree to Pioneer Town to all the odd and quirky desert stops along the way. 

While we were there we visited one outdoor installation from the Desert X show - this is a glass house by Doug Aitken - and here's a link.  #desertx

Plus some property porn in the Palm Canyon neighborhood. Including That Pink Door. 

And finally - The Integratron - which defies explanation. But I will give you a hint...sound and aliens. 

Now I feel energized and inspired to get back my own creations. what are you creating this week? 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Pulling off The Glam

I buy display photos from stock photo houses and use them as way to digitally feature and display my art. I have been using more casual and rustic looks. However - my images felt stale and needed a pick me up. And - noticing the trends to shiny glam looks (hello 1970's) I decided to purchase a gold frame display and then I dropped my images onto these. It was such a profound change - from casual and cute to elegant and glam. I'm loving the look and I feel like it adds so much sophistication to these prints. Below are a few examples and feel free to browse the collection of (as of today) 294 images. All of these prints are available as digital downloads on my Etsy shop.