Thursday, August 25, 2011

Soul Searching

This is a mixed media piece I did a while back when I first started experimenting with beeswax. It was before I had any of my encaustic equipment. I thought the art papers had a nice aged look and just begged for some wax! I loved the little goddess and had to use her in this piece. The text at the bottom is from an old dictionary and the reference is the soul.

I want to thank you all for your awesome comments and wonderful emails! I truly appreciate it and love hearing from you. I'm sorry I haven't been online as much these past few weeks. I'm trying to get back to a normal schedule. I promise to visit everyone in the next couple of weeks! I've got family visiting this weekend and am stressing about that. I'll be glad when that's over and then I can get back to a normal life, I hope.  ;-)

This song has been playing a lot on my play list, soothing my nerves. I hope you enjoy it too. A BIG hug to you all!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Very Cool Surprise

What is this, you ask? Well, the folks at CitraSolv asked if they could use my Warhol collage to help promote the use of their product for art. Of course I said yes. Especially when I heard other artists such as Robert Burridge were also included in this little venture. But how were they going to do this?

Voila! Little tags will hang from the bottles showing how you can use CitraSolv in your art! And there is my tag! :-) Have a look inside:

There will be different artist's tags that will hang from the bottles. They will have a little info directing you to the artist's blog or website. How cool is that? And here is the back of the tag:

I was pretty excited to receive my tags in the mail yesterday. It was a very nice pick-me-up! I want to thank Melissa and the folks at CitraSolv for thinking of me!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


If She Only Had One Minute
by Kay Ryan

What would she put in it?
She wouldn't put
she thinks; she would take,
suck it up
like a deep lake --
bloat indiscriminate
on her last instant --
feast on everything she
had released, dismissed, or
pushed away; she would make
room and room as though
her whole life of resistance
had been for this one purpose:
on the last minute of the last day
she would drink and have it; ballooning
like a gravid salmon or the moon.

Another of my favorite poems of Kay Ryan's. *sigh* This is a mixed media piece I did a while back. I'm still digging through some of my older pieces looking for inspiration. I expect that with the coming Fall things will pick up. I am already beginning to feel the stir of excitement in anticipation of the new season. That's when I begin to come alive artistically. For now, I'm just being a little quiet; taking it all in.  ;-)

Friday, August 5, 2011


I haven't been very productive lately. I don't know why. I have been taking a little time to energize and hopefully find some inspiration. I'm also planning another trip home to visit my friends in Ohio in a few weeks. That always helps lift my spirits.

This is a mixed media piece put together with a little bit of everything. I found this little scrap of a poem I had written along with it in my unfinished box:
A deep impression
Time washes away the tears
But your mark remains

I was experimenting with rusted elements at the time so it was nice to include those. Digging through this box of unfinished pieces has yielded all sorts of surprises. I hope to be back with some new pieces soon -- and back with regular participation in Paint Party Friday!