Thursday, September 30, 2010

"Add Together...Many Microns..." Japanese Fold Moleskine Sketchbook...
five artistically zen inspired souls...
a boat load of commitment and imagination...
and you have the official 2010
Zentangle Moly_X sketchbook exchange!
My reveal is finally here...
both in scanned format and in digital photographs.
my little book has flown from the nest today
and is now winging her way across
thousands of miles
into the studios and creative minds of
our group by one.
I miss her already...
we had become such an extension of each other
for the past
several intensive weeks.
Can't wait til she returns back home again!
Enjoy the reveal.
It's been a long time coming! :)

My official sign in page...

Pages One and Two...connecting to...
...Pages Three and Four...(and a teency bit more)

When she returns
her 30 double sided zig-zagged pages
will be inked with life and joy
continuously beautiful patterns
born from the dancing pens in our Muses' hands.
Our group progress
will be officially blogged on Flickr
in the Moly_X group
once all the blog details have finalized.
I will post a link here to our Moly group
as soon as it's possible
so you can follow along if you wish.
Each of us will also be posting our personal progress
Here is a list of our group members
along with a link to
either their art galleries or blogs.
Lisa in Arizona...
Sandra in Oregon...
Cindy in Tennessee...
Jella in Belgium...
me, here in Arizona.
I am just breathless with excitement.
I hope you enjoy our little artistic journey...
as much as we have enjoyed
planning it...:)

“Let your mind
start a journey through a strange new world.
Leave all thoughts of the world
you knew before.
Let your soul take you where you long
to be.
Close your eyes
let your spirit start to soar,
you'll live as you've never lived before.”
~Erich Fromm

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Catching Up..."

...from our westbound travel home
returning to the routine of life in the desert
has taken some time but it is
almost complete.
As you can see...I DID draw on the plane...:)
In addition...
my special art project has now been completed
on time...
making my deadline for mailing her out
tomorrow...September 30th.
That is also the day of it's big reveal...WooHoo
can't wait to share it with you!
Stay tuned...:)

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Cactus Art is Everywhere..." new Cactus Monday feature
will depict some of the
fabulous botanical themed public art
here in the
state of Arizona...:)
This mosaic piece is featured at
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport...Terminal 4
Lower Level...Baggage Claim Area.
As they say in the desert...
One can never have enough water!
Happy Cactus Monday All!
I hope you discover something special today
to wet your artistic Muse's whistle.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

"All Our Bags Are Packed..."

...and we're ready to go....
the dawn is's early morn...
I hate to wake you up to say
goodbye...(so I'll blog it instead.)
Because I'm
leaving on a jet plane...
don't know when I'll be back again..."
Oh my...I hate to go!
Arizona lies 1500+ miles and 3 and a half hours
of velvety violet sky time ahead.
As the sun rises
over my sleepy in-flight shoulder
the question will become..."To draw or not to draw??"
Guess I will have to wait and see...:)
my sincerest apologies for chopping up
John Denver's famous lyrics...
but for some reason
I just couldn't get that song out of my head!)
Next post will be
from the triple digit desert heat of Arizona!
Lastly, a editorial note:
the photo above was taken at Blumen Gardens
yesterday afternoon...
I...L*O*V*E...that place!

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Getting That Vintage Feel ..."

...with a couple of old fashioned sunflowers
banded by
a bit of a gingham inspired border...:)

Illustration Friday: "Old Fashioned"

"As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhock,
and valorous sunflowers...
we shall never have a garden without them...
both for their own sake...
and for the sake of old-fashioned folks,
who used to love them.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"An Encore of a Favorite Quote..."

"Winter is an etching...spring a watercolor...
summer an oil painting...
and autumn...a mosaic of them all."
~Stanley Horowitz

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Change on the Horizon..."

...both personally and artistically.
Arizona days loom closer and closer...and new art projects
lead me in adventurous directions.
I can see it all now
getting clearer and clearer each day.
Almost ready to reveal the surprise...almost...ready...:)

"The key to to let go of fear."
~Rosanne Cash

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Roadside Lace..." a new golden palette...dressed for the season.
I love the warmth of the colors of autumn!
Happy first day of fall!

Autumn burned brightly,
a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees.
~Faith Baldwin

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Four Night Time Jewels..."

...making a sparkly encore appearance here this last
Cactus Monday
of the 2010 summer season...
as my Illinois based thoughts begin to fantasize
about soon returning back home
to Arizona.
What a wonderful time we have had!
where in the world have the last 6 weeks gone???!!!
Have a happy day all!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"Relaxing..." a henna inspired mandala
frame of mind...:)
Ahhhh! :)

"Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension
and letting the natural order of life
flow through one's
~Donald Curtis

Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Six Word Saturday..."

Getting fired up...Sketchbook Project 2011!! :)

See other Six Word saturdays here.:)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"A Little Something..." classic black and white...
just to let you know I am still here in bloggy land
and for now simply
enjoying the last weeks of summer
here in Illinois...:)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"A Tribal Flavor..."

...within my ever growing garden of fantasy blooms...:)
Have a
Happy Blooming Tuesday!

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing
positive knowledge."
~Albert Einstein

Monday, September 6, 2010

"From the Vault..."

...A repost of a serene little succulent
from my
"Midnight at the Oasis" ATC series.
Happy Cactus Monday all! :)

"Faith is an oasis in the heart
which can never be reached by the caravan
of thinking."
~Kahil Gibran

Friday, September 3, 2010

"Well...I Jumped in the Pool..."

...along with some 15,845+ artistic souls worldwide...
and officially signed up for the 2011 tour!
What fun!
As soon as I get my "stuff" I will reveal my theme...
and get going on this new venture!
You can click on the Sketchbook Project logo
over on my sidebar
to see the details of the project...
or...better yet...
even sign up and join in on the fun yourself!
To those of you who are regular blog visitors...
this is not the project
I have been recently giving hints about.
I promise...
news about that will be revealed very soon!
Just need
to get a few more ducks in a row...:)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Back in the U.S.S.R...."

well...that should actually read
back in the
Unbelieveably Super Saturated Rainy
Gosh what miserable humidity!
(...and you wouldn't even believe my hair...
aka "Shirley Temple...)
Alas...a cold front, with nice cool dry air, hangs out in
Iowa...expected arrival sometime tomorrow...

"Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost.
If it's not coming down in delicate droplets
then it's in buckets;
if it's neither...
it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere."
~Barbara Acton-Bond

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Jellies, Anyone...???"

Are they "beauties" or "beasts"...
...or maybe both??? :)

"He that will not sail till all dangers are over...
must never put to sea."
~Thomas Fuller