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Thursdays Time Out For Art…

Copper on a 6"X6" canvas

Copper on a 6″X6″ canvas

For a long while I was into aging everything in sight.  I love the look of Copper once it has turned to green, and everything I could get my hands on seemed to have a green patina.

Copper & foil on a 6'X6" canvas

Copper & foil on a 6’X6″ canvas

This little painting I gave to my daughter-in-law for Christmas a couple of years ago.  She spends some of her time Running, working out, and practicing Yoga.   The symbol is copper, that I worked so hard to get just the right patina on.  The figure was foil which I painted.  This was truly art from the heart.

Painted Foil & Netting on a 6"X6" Canvas

Painted Foil & Netting on a 6″X6″ Canvas

This little piece I created along with three or four others with the same tribal motif for my daughter, and her husband for the same Christmas.

That Christmas was a Christmas of art!  I don’t usually give away my art,  because the family & friends that may be recipients often have different ideas about their kind of  art, and then feel obligated to hang my pieces somewhere in their homes.  They don’t want to hurt my feelings, I don’t want my feelings to be hurt,  and  if your family can’t support you, who can……

My art sisters however, all love art for the sake of the creative process, and I can count on them to love whatever I create, and share!  Each year at Christmas the five of us draw names, and create something special for whoever’s name I have drawn.  Each month we always have a wonderful Diva day together, but Christmas is particularly special because each of us gets to take home a gift of true love for one another, and the creative process!

I feel truly blessed to have my art sisters, and my art friends.  Their creative energy is amazing!

My creative process has been inspired lately in part by Zebra Designs & Destinations.  I hope you will check out a different kind of art from Zebra, and maybe you to will be inspired.

Time Out For Art



While I do have art to post, I thought a gentle reminder to  ~STOP OVERTHINKING~ might be helpful.  I for one am very guilty of doing this, and need a constant reminder.

I am constantly inspired by Zebra Designs and Destinations, and today Thursday is for Z.

Time Out for Art!



During our trip to Sante Fe in September, we took time to visit Taos.  As we drifted in and out of the galleries, a few things made me stop, and reflect on how they were made or painted, how much I liked them, and how they  filled me with inspiration.

These dolls were expecially interesting, and creative to me.  I couldn’t help myself, so I pulled out me trusty phone & snapped a picture!


Ok, I snapped several pictures…..     This abstract caught my attention because of it’s simplicity.  It occured to me that as artists…..some of us who shall not be named…..try too hard!


I am a big fan of abstract, and this painting caught my eye immediately.  I love using opposites in my artwork……..Shamefully I snapped pictures in this gallery, but wasn’t thoughtful enough to write down the name of the artist.  I do appologise for this, and will make an effort to never make this mistake again!

Thank you for enjoying the artwork, and thank you artist whoever you are.  I’m not copying your work, just admiring it with the world.

Time  Out For Art is inspired by Zebra Designs and Destinations, please check the blog out, it originates in Equador and has  very inspiring posts.

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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!

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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.