Saturday, January 21, 2012

live a life uncommon

This piece seems like it took FOREVER to finish.  I started it, painted over it, started again... layered upon layered upon layered... face shaded and gesso'd and painted and highlighted and... well, you get the idea.  This is approximately a 9x11 wood piece. 

I wasn't sure what she was saying to me.  And then, during a walk around the track, listening to my iPod... I heard the words in my ear.  live a life uncommon. 

I added touches of pink, with her lips, the butterfly... the shading around the words... and her hair is a glimmery sea of hot pink perfect pearl powder... which you can only see in the right light. 

My heart tells me this belongs to a young girl - because my greatest piece of advice that I could give someone is to live a life uncommon... and if you believe that from a young age, then your future is limitless. 

You can find her in Etsy... link to the right somewhere ------> 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

she believes... part 2.

Been busy in the studio - I was commissioned for a canvas by a good friend, to be given to her sponsor for her celebration this month.  My friend wanted one similar to the one I gave HER for HER celebration a few months ago.  LOL  So another 'she believes' was born. 

Nothing makes my creative soul happier than making a she-art canvas.  They NEVER fail to make me smile.  That was a gift from a wonderful woman, Teresa Potter... someone I will never forget.  She gifted me Christy Tomlinson's sheart class - and I found my true love.  Godspeed, Teresa... miss you. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Congratulations Sylvia... I am banana dancing for you!
Misty Ridge said...
Ok had to think about this a while....My word is going to be Serenity. It is our first year homeschool the four children currently at home. They need peaceful hearts, I need one to maintain calm some days. I also think contentment plays into this. Learning to be content where we are.
How apropos that your comment won, and that your word is Serenity.  :-)  Please message me on facebook with your home addy and I will get your prize right out to you!!!

Thanks everyone for playing along - I LOVE comments.  I am a comment ho for sure...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Yes, it's a word. Not only is it a word, it's MY word. It's my word for 2012.

Every year I choose a word, and live it. I also create an art project using the word.

Here's the definition:

Engaging in seemingly impossible activities and achieving success in a manner that renders all onlookers completely awestruck.

I don't want to necessarily engage in seemingly impossible activities, but I definitely want to achieve success. Rendering all onlookers completely awestruck would be a happy accident.

I have so many goals for the year - I want to finish my novel, I want to take my art to the next level - do more in my store, market myself more... learn new techniques.

Hoping beyond hope that a staffer spot at BG Camp opens in May. 'Cuz my badassery self would LOVE to do that.

I printed out my picture to use on a canvas to represent my word. It's the picture in my profile - one that screams badassery at me.

To me, badassery is almost like 'brave', my word for 2011.  It's just taking it to the NEXT LEVEL.  And you know what?  It's really fun to say.  It almost sounds dirty but it's NOT.  I like those kinds of words.  ;-) 

Go forth and choose your word... and post it here - I have a giveaway, and I will choose a random poster to receive a giftie... (besides, I love comments).  LOL 

xoxo <----- there's those damn x's and o's.