Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ,
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference.

(Robert Frost)

 

 

 

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  • The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art
    The Encaustic Studio: A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art
  • Why I Wake Early: New Poems
    Why I Wake Early: New Poems
  • Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson: 37 Step-by-Step Demonstrations Using Watercolor Pencil and Paint
    Painting Nature in Watercolor with Cathy Johnson: 37 Step-by-Step Demonstrations Using Watercolor Pencil and Paint
Sunday
May012016

Happy Little Accidents

'We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.'

-Bob Ross 

We discovered that Mojo is heartworm positive last month. The rescue where we found him dropped the ball on his basic needs, so he faces a very long and painful treatment process in the months ahead. 5 long months of exercise retrictions has put a damper on our summer plans, so I've been seeking out ways to keep myself entertained as I help him through his journey to wellness. 

Art journaling has always appealed to me, so I've been experimenting with a variety of mixed media techniques. The possibilities are endless, and much to my surprise, I'm enjoying my creations. I've always been a very frustrated painter and my sketching skills are pretty much non-existant at this early stage, but it really doesn't matter.

What matters is I'm having fun :)

 

 

There are so many wonderful mixed media artists that share their skills and passion for creating art, and I've signed up for a couple of online classes in an attemp to further my own understanding of different medias like working with encaustic wax, drawing then painting whimsical creatures, collage and much more.

The varied exercises are teaching me to not be so concerned about 'getting it right', and to just go with the flow. To embrace inperfection, if you will.

Monday
Mar282016

Brush Dance

 

 

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” 
― Osho

I've packed away my beading supplies and have turned my attention towards Chinese Brush art once again. I have always been a fan of minimal artwork, and is it a perfect companion to my writing of haiku poetry.

There is a subtle poetry when working with Chinese brush strokes that hints at the larger picture. The medium allows for an abundance of artistic expression, which is so very appealing and interesting to me.

I've always been somewhat of a frustrated painter, since my drawing skills are not that honed, but Chinese brush does not concentrate so much on form as it does capturing not only the outer appearance of a subject but its inner essence as well—its energy, life force, spirit.

Its 'Chi'.

I hope to share some completed pieces with you soon :)

 

Thursday
Mar172016

Happy St. Patricks Day :)

 

"A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied."
 
(Irish Proverb)
Tuesday
Feb162016

Life is Good

  

 

“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” 
― Karen Davison