Saturday, December 26, 2009

twisted rainbow

The Christmas Gathering
Twisted rainbow, cropped

Twisted Rainbow on canvas inspired by Cheryl's conversation on Mandala Oasis on color - rainbows in particular from Suzanne Fincher's book.
In particular, I was inspired by the idea of creating a rainbow mandala, using all the colors to activate all the chakras in the body and the idea of the feeling of being reborn.
I've been doing some black and white mandalas and some that have been limited in color.
The book I've been working on is thick and my new scanner makes it difficult to scan them.. and I have been a bit lax on scanning them... I photographed these two.
My intention is to do some more painting. It definitely brings me into a different state than the coloring. The painting keeps transforming. Layering, adding on. The background of the painting changed from black to flames to flowers to an edge of black and white design to this...
and it's transformation that I seek.

Monday, December 21, 2009

For YOU...

I would like to wish you all a most merry christmas and whatever else you celebrate... I wish you all warmth, friendship and good cheer!
May your days be filled with laughter and embracing hugs.
I wish you moments of presence.
I wish you peace.
I wish you love.
I wish you joy.
I wish you spend this time in wonderment, appreciating each blessed moment we journey on this earth. I wish you more blessings than you can ever count.
I wish you creative inspiration that fills you with those blessed "ah-ha" moments and they continue to grow...........
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
Thank you for sharing your creative energy, your wisdom, experiences and your comments.
Happy Solstice!
May all our lives be brighter, lighter,
healthier and happier.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Time without "you"

Just before my computer caught a nasty virus, I watched a Teesha Moore video on creating your own journal from one piece of paper. I love the format of the book and that's what I did during the free time NOT on the computer.
I had so much fun cutting and gluing and created a whole journal. I ended up putting it into the show case at the town house with my assemblages because the theme was "recycling into art".
I laid out some junk mail catalogs.. then the journal.. then some cards which were pages scanned from the journal.
I loved it so much, I brought the idea to class and my older kids are now collaging in their own hand-made journals. Thanks Teesha :-)
Now, I have decided to limit my time on the computer. I realized how much of a distraction it can be and how habitual.
With coffee in hand, every morning I checked my email... instead I journaled and sometimes even cleaned :-)