Category Archives: Abstract

Grandma Time

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The weekend before last, my granddaughter Sage spent three days with us…….

Sage getting ready for a long weekend with Grandma, & Papa

Sage getting ready for a long weekend with Grandma, & Papa

That is exhausting, and fun all at the same time, but we were happy to have her!

Our plans included visiting friends, and her cousin Nolan,

Sage & Nolan

Sage & Nolan

and taking a little time to play….

Play time!

Play time!

shopping for doll clothes, and of course,

Doll clothes for the rag doll we made.

Doll clothes for the rag doll we made.

 

……creating art.

For her bathroom

For her bathroom

Her latest love of books includes The Boxcar Children…

 

Book 1 of the Boxcar Children Series

Book 1 of the Boxcar Children Series

 

Sage is eight, and she has been journaling, and writing stories for at least the last year.  I’m always impressed when she reads me one of her stories, and shows me her illustrations to go with the story.  They get better all the time, and I am bursting with pride because we love all the same things!

 

Time Out for Art

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Collage by Sage Emery

Collage by Sage Emery

Last year my granddaughter Sage, who was seven at the time, created this Halloween collage.  I love the way she tore papers, glued them onto a canvas, and stenciled over the papers.  All this time without even realizing it, she was checking for balance, and she put a great deal of thought into her design.   I think it turned out pretty good for a seven-year old.

Today,  I asked her what her plans were for a free day, and she replied since it was cold out, she thought she’d do some sketching!   That’s my girl!!!

My inspiration in part comes from Zebra Designs & Destinations, I’m going to show her this blog in hope she will find some kind of inspiration also, check them out, it’s a pretty interesting blog!

Take a Sharp Left!

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Unfinished mixed media

Unfinished mixed media

Every morning I get up, fix a cup of coffee or tea, and head into my studio.  While I’m sipping a conforting cup of something warm I remember all the dreams of creating art, and how I can impliment them into my day.  Sometimes it only includes the way I arrange a vase of flowers, or a table setting.  But mostly, I work on creating another piece of art!

mixed media..Green Man  unfinished

Lately I find a great deal of satisfaction in mixed media work, and am having fun with pieces of paper,  acrylic medium, and design!  Being intuitive is key to this process, as I always start with an idea, and on it’s own it takes a sharp left turn.
Where it goes is anybodies guess,  and I’m particularily surprised at the outcome, especially because more seems to be better on these pieces.

Finished or Unfinished?  That is the question.

Finished or Unfinished? That is the question.

Thank you for stopping to read my post, see you next time!

A Retrospect of an Artist

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October 18,2014

October 18,2014

 What happened on Saturday night, October 18th?

The middle of  October, Art Beat on Main Street in Vista, Ca. had a reception for our dear friend  Maxine Custer.   The entire show has been in the making for months, and was spearheaded by another dear friend, LaRetta Small Zamora.  It became clear recently that LaRetta needed the help of three of the Fabulous Five Divas to pull it together.  That meant that with the exception of Maxine providing her paintings for the show, the remaining four of us needed to share in the pulling it together!

Only part of the food!

Only part of the food!

And…..

After dividing up the catering responsibilities between Karin deBaay, Susan Kopp, LaRetta, and myself it made it much easier on LaRetta, and was actually fun.  One person would have gone crazy…ier than they already were, so it worked out perfectly.

Maxine Custer, LaRetta Small Zamora

Maxine Custer, LaRetta Small Zamora

After placing announcements on Facebook, and group emails, not one of us even had a clue as to how many people might show up. So many invitations went out, that we lost count.   But we were ready for a fabulous party!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, you missed a great party, but you still will be able to see the show!

Time Out for Art

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Mixed Media

Mixed Media

I’ve been experimenting with some new ideas lately, and this is one of them.  I particularly like the pencil showing in my sketch, and the stencil work in the corners with molding paste.

Time out for Art has been inspired by Zebra Designs & Destinations.  

Time Out for Art!

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Today being Thursday, it’s once again Time Out for Art Day!  I thought I’d throw in a little abstract painting I did a couple of years ago.   Maybe I’m trying to inspire myself to keep painting, or maybe it’s an attempt to get some of you to paint abstractly.  Abstract painting is  fun, and it finds its own way….

Sunshine of the Lake

Sunshine of the Lake

Time Out for Art has been inspired by Zebra Designs & Destinations, I know you’ll find them as inspiring as I do!