Saturday, June 30, 2007

ooh la la....

Painted Kayla's room. It's a cute room - French theme. I am stuck on what to do with the trim. I may take the curlyey cue trim from the bedspread or do the faux molding but adding some pink to it. The trim goes on the white part.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

I painted a little more. There are certain areas where I am stuck and so I left it until I know. I got rid of the gastly dragonfly and played around with the deer. I think it needed bigger ears. Added a little chipmunk. What is fun is watching the children find new things. Even the parents point things out that are new.
Monday I finish up the library at HAS, so I made sure to bring my paints home

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Painting progress

Yesterday as I was doing some cleaning, I took the two pieces we played with in artclass and placed them on my canvas. Happy accident. I did not know what to do with the canvas after but some background texture on it. I liked playing with the texture, using modeling paste and some other stringy stuff.
In class, the kids used the modeling paste on some scrap foam core pieces and placed mirrors on them.
So, when I placed them on the canvas - Bingo!
I then added some wire, laying it on top connecting the pieces. 5 wires - 5 elements (5 Doreens :-)
5 paths.......
This is still in a process, not sure where it will go.
I took one with a flash and one without.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Before and After

Playing around with one of the photos, Altered Miksang!
Psycho Plant :-)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Mural additions

I eeked out a few pictures before the batteries died. I dropped John off and then I went to paint - 8:30 - 3:30. A good day.
I needed to pull together the background and foreground. Of course I did this backwards, but I have been winging it with this painting. Just adding as I go along. Because of the stairway, I figured I would do the houses on the hill, just like this area. Steep hills. I really wanted to have fun with the houses. The kids are picking out which one they want to live in. Cute.
Next week I have off and will wrap it up. I've gotten carried away with it already...
But that is me and paint. Just love it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More photos from yesterday. I think I took about 50. The dragon fly was on the walk up to my mom's house. The feathers on the side walk. This is a good way to pull you back from being engrossed in the everyday stuff that distracts you from what life should be about - joy.
Enjoy your day:-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I love my camera

We live in an amazing world. Whenever you are down, get your camera and go outside. If you can't go outside or you don't have a camera, well then, think about how amazing your body is. Think about it. I woke up the other morning in one of those wonderful moods and was having this feeling of awe that I was here. I mean really. You live in the facinating body. How the heck???
Life is so good :-)

Miksang for Mindfulness

As long as I had to do some errands today, I took the camera with me. I did not paint today (very dark, cloudy day) and needed some paint anyway. More on the other blog as well. This was a very enjoyable exercise :-)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

It takes a village...

I decided to do some painting yesterday. I was given the keys to get in and it was nice to paint uninterrupted. I needed to finish the tree by the door using a ladder, so it was perfect. No little kids or parents walking in and out. Played around more with the houses and a requested cat on a wall. I had to rush through the cat because it was late and I was to pick up dinner. I'll have to do some tweeking on Wednesday.
I have been painting in a spontaneous manner, nothing really planned. Need something inbetween the village and wall. One idea that has been repeated is to paint a child fishing in the brook. Fish flying up out of the water. I can see it!!
This has been a really fun project and it's fun to have the kids respond to it and making suggestions. Not sure a dinosaur will fit though, but a lot of the suggestions they make are great and when they see it on the wall, they are so proud. It makes them feel a part of it.
It's just so hard photographing it, because I can't stand back from it. I can only do small sections.
For now...........

Monday, June 04, 2007

Moving up the stairs

After I fill in some plants under the railing, and maybe some more birdhouses, I'll start the other side.
I'm thinking of houses, but cute and whimsical houses with paths and gardens. It's all flowing nicely, but seeing it in this way, on screen, I know what I need to alter. Why I do not see it while I am there is kind of weird to me. But when I see it in the picture, I can see it in a different perspective. Hard photographing it because I can't step back from it except the one part at the entrance. I'll be back painting again on Wednesday.