Friday, November 18, 2022

Oh, The Breaks Between LIVING

 It's been awhile, not intentional, but needed.  Spent most of this summer and fall DOING and dealing with RV travel.  I will take time to spell it out - later on down the road, but traveling has taken front seat to our aging lives.  "Do it now, or never get to it!", that kind of motto.  

Here are the latest pieces - I am now back at the drawing table and easel.  Just entered three pieces in the Holiday Show at the local gallery - sharing 2 here.

Also rejoined an activity that I love - drawing and painting with others, also through the local gallery.

"Moose and Meece" 
6" x 12"
pastel on Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper

"Young Buck" 
9" x 12"
pastel on Wallis Sanded Pastel Paper

We get together (for now) 2nd Tues of the month. (Me with the glasses middle-background)

Monday, May 30, 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022

Wolf Without a Title

The pastel of the wolf is finished!  I paint so many wild canines - I can't just keep titling them 'Wolf', 'Coyote' or 'Fox' - there is an amazing bunch of suggested titles over at my FACEBOOK artist site.  You can GO THERE - and suggest a title for this and win a notecard print of this piece. You can 'follow' there so you will be able to VOTE in the POLL I will post on Monday! Thanks!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

New Pastel/watercolor

 Several years back, I studied this technique online, with artist Tonja Sell   Using handmade stencils and materials that lend themselves to awesome textures in watercolor I worked them into a collage-like arrangement on sanded Uart paper.  

After a day or so of drying, I played around with the orientation. In this case, turning it 180 degrees made it more receptive to my wolf idea.  Then added the beginnings of the face...after these first few beginning strokes, something in me said - leave it this way, but that was too easy.  Going to carry on and see what transpires.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A Blogiversary to Recognize!

It's hard to imagine that I engaged in a 'blogging' space on this date 15 years ago. A MILESTONE in and of itself!  Lots of water under the bridge, changes, and growth since those long ago days.  

We were Kansas residents, at the time I began this blog.  I started it as I wanted a space to communicate with my 'left behind' friends and family to be able to read about our adventure of living in farm country on a farmstead.  I also had a desire to write about and publish my ART PROCESS. And - blogging became a special occasion to JOURNAL. 

Blogging was ONCE a 'have to' for me. Perhaps you have noticed, I am not as active on this space as I once was. 

NOW living back in Colorado and family changes - the necessity for blogging much of the time - has waned - click for more... The ART PROCESS is still a happening event.    It was and IS a way to connect with the 'like minded'  - however, many of those like-mindeds have set their sails and traveled off into other spaces and platforms.  With each passing year, I feel less and less connected through my blog and I get WAY LESS response to what I write.  Are you still out there????

At the present, I am taking a fiercely wonderful online 'marketing course'.  Look for changes in the coming fall months.  I will be launching a NEW website filled with all things ART.  

Stay tuned - for the TBD (To Be Determined) time.

PS There are a few blogs left from those olden and golden days.  Keeping a blog going is likened to 'geeking out'.  I LOVE visiting my fellow 'geeks'.  It takes time to do this writing, but I find there is a plethora of good news out there on blogs, especially from those folks who do ART of some kind or another.  Keep the fire going. even if it's only once in awhile.  HUGS!

Friday, April 22, 2022

52 Years Old

 Click on post to see entire quote...

Dr. Seuss said it right.  
"Unless someone LIKE YOU CARES a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's NOT."


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Spring Cleaning

 Each year the Sangres Art Guild's local art space, 3rd Street Gallery, in Westcliffe has a seasonal schedule.  Our first show is in May and our last show ends in December. The building that the gallery is situated in, is currently for sale.  So this year, we just don't know what will happen to the space which is currently being graciously donated.  Each year we have a 'spring clean' day and today was the day.  From top to bottom the two gallery floors were made 'spic and span' by the crew in the following photo. It was a work of love and care for our space.  Photo - here it is - do you know which one I am? The first show, the 2023 Calendar Show, will have it's official artist's reception on May 7th.  


Oh, The Breaks Between LIVING

 It's been awhile, not intentional, but needed.  Spent most of this summer and fall DOING and dealing with RV travel.  I will take time ...