Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
- Georgia O'Keeffe
Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
|- Georgia O'Keeffe|
I am not one that normally puts a lot of effort into learning about history. To be honest, I don't usually think about the past much, my own or other people's. I am someone who attempts to live in the present, but is very much in the future, always thinking of the next step.
However, Georgia O'Keeffe fascinates me. Her art is beautiful, but it is more than that. She seems so strong and independant, not caring what others do or think. I want to be that confident and that sure of myself.
She was born in 1887 and really put all of her time and energy into becoming the artist that she always knew she would be. At the age of 10, she decided she needed to be an artist.
She used to paint very small, until her art teacher asked her why she did this and as a joke she painted on a very large canvas. After that all of her paintings were HUGE, her largest being 24' wide. She was a woman that enjoyed a level of fame that put her on an equal playing field with men. In the 40's she had her first full-scale exhibit and this really changed her as well as the world.
I feel like a girl in school doing a book report, but I feel the need to get to know this woman a little better. I believe that finding someone to model is an important step in finding and creating your own success, and I want her to be mine. A question I am going to ask myself from now on is, "What would Georgia do?" Hee hee. I'm only half serious.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I remember the day that I put him on the bus to go to kindergarten. He was so excited to go on a bus. I had a six day old baby at home so maybe that is why I was so emotional, but I cried so hard when that bus pulled away.
Fast forward to sixth grade, and Clay is taller than me, weighs more than me and wears a size 13 shoe! Once again, here I am crying because of another milestone that Clay has reached.
He's a good kid, and I know that he will do well in whatever he chooses to do. He is a determined and tenacious person, so he will do what he needs to do in order to reach his goals. He is kind and truthful, so I have no doubt that people will like him.
After the graduation dinner, the kids went outside to play. They played a game I'd never seen or heard of before. Basically it was like reverse dodge ball. My husband was the most competitive of them all. My little ones, the girl in the pink shirt and the tiny one in the green shirt, were also involved in the game.
It was so much fun. He told me that he is going to miss Greenwood School.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Summer Vacation is almost here!
There is a feeling within me of joy, and beneath that, there is a feeling of fear.
Summer vacation means lots of fun things with the kids, it means getting up late and going to bed late. It means beaches, picnics and walks. It also means keeping them busy, which is not always easy for my crew. They can be difficult to entertain. The youngest one wants to run around like a maniac and get into dangerous things, the middle one wants to collect small things, have 'girls nights', and play school. The oldest one wants to complain about being seen with me in public, wants to know why everything is so unfair, and he wants to go to the video game store.
I will have my hands full this summer. I am looking forward to it, I can really spend a lot of time with my babies (the oldest would have died just then). What do you do to keep an almost three, almost seven and twelve year old busy? I will let you know when I find out.
Friday, June 12, 2009
They were fun to make and I like the outcome. My biggest challenge has been getting the air bubbles out completely, and I am a perfectionist, so it bugs me even if it is one little tiny one.
So, I end up putting them in a cup of really hot water, letting the paper melt away and start over. I feel that it's too much paper waste though. It's frustrating, but I'm sure I'll get better at it, like anything else.
The following three pendants are all made from tiny prints of my art work. They are glass tile and they measure 7/8" square.
This is my favorite. I love fairies. This is an acrylic painting on one side of a wooden cigar box purse.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
While I like mine, I must say, I was very tempted to keep this one for myself. I love things that are dainty and feminine and this pendant is both.
I did the original painting in colored pencil and watercolor over six years ago. I ended up giving it to a friend in exchange for huge amounts of brand new clothes she gave to me.
This is not the first time that I've gotten very attached to my work. It happens to me all the time with my art. There are certain pieces that I fall in love with and they are very hard to give up. I wonder if all artists and crafters have this problem?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
The first one that I made I wanted to test to see how it came out. So I took some scrapbook paper and a square punch and got to it. It came out really good, and I liked it a lot.
The five pointed star symbolizes so many things that are important for me. I could wear it as a personal symbol , like a reminder of the things in my life that I want to achieve. To me it represents balance and guidance in the form of intuition.
I like the way that my first pendant came out, and I'm sure that I will be making many more. I am loving this process and can't wait to actually get started with my art pendants.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
To be totally honest, as a mother of three young children there are some days when I am just feeling the need to get away from the fighting and "I'm hungry," cries of my kids. I'm sure other mommies can relate. On this day I was feeling the need to escape more than ever and wanted to paint something to reflect that. I really didn't know when I started what this painting was going to end up being, so I just started and kept painting.
There is something magical about a blank piece of art board just waiting to be painted. So much potential.
I wanted to create some really off beat color combinations and see what would happen. So I basically dripped paint onto the board.
I painted some rudimentary trees and blotted on some leaves, did some spattering with an old toothbrush - just to see what would happen.
I did some splattering with an old toothbrush on and around the trees - just to see what would happen.
Eventually, I got to this point, an island. How this happened, I don't know, but it certainly fits my mood on that day.
- Highlights of the RI Airshow
- How do you gain confidence and respect?
- Who is Georgia O'Keeffe
- Our New Bathroom
- Clayton's 6th Grade Graduation
- Summer Vacation is almost here!
- My Three Pendants
- Signs, signs everywhere
- Butterfly Pendant
- Thinking of Changing the Name of My Shop
- My Personal Power Pendant
- Newest Completed Painting
- Monthly Goals
- My Private Island Experiment
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- Rhode Island, United States
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