Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Feathered Brocade...

...a midweek mandala...just to tickle your fancy.
Watercolor first,
then ink straight in...lead free...:)

“Those who tickle themselves may laugh when they please."
~German Proverb”

Monday, May 27, 2013

Inward Thinking...

...Another waiting room sketch I made last month...
ink straight in...
no anatomical accuracy whatsoever.
It is the result of some imaginative inward visualization used
to keep my waiting room mind occupied.
I then flipped it in Microsoft Digital Editor for a more
skeletal x-ray vibe.

“If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet,
you'd best teach it to dance.”

~George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Travel Sketchbook...

...and my sketches from our "Cowgirl Up!"
It was a "girls out" kind of day
complete with art, laughs, and a trip to
Anita's Cocina in Wickenburg, Arizona for lunch.
Photos are posted here.
(As always, you may click on any image to enlarge
for better viewing.)
 A bit of epherma and the my impression of the official
"Cowgirl Up!"
signature cowgirl artist boot logo
are shown above.
What glorious, beautiful, intense pieces of art we saw from...
"the other half of the west!"
A sketch of the door lock from the museum door
and some more bits of
lovely leather tooling round out
my pages from that day.:)
All drawing were made ink straight in...
lead free...
with watercolor added at the end for some extra zip.

"Drawing is a frame of mind, a loving embrace if you will."
~Susan Avishai

"Do not fail, as you go on, to draw something every day,
for no matter how little it is,
it will be well worth while,
and it will do you a world of good."
~Cennino Cennini

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Catching Up...

 Lunch at Anita's Cocina in Wickenburg...

after spending the morning seeing
the "Cowgirls Up" exhibit at
the Desert Caballeros Western Museum
in Wickenburg.
Spicy salsa, artsy friends, lots of laughs, lost and found jewelry,
a couple of margaritas, some tall cool ones..
all a great combination for
making the day
one the all time "faves" in my memory book.
Oooh, and...Yes,
I did some sketching in my travel sketchbook...
will be posted soon...:)

"Never pass anyone on the trail without saying 'Howdy'."
~Author unknown

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Needing to Chill... a secretive, refreshingly fluid paradise
hidden away from reality...
a place
full of clear light, whimsical thoughts, beautiful patterns and
soft, soothing colors.
This place is worlds away from
worrisome issues, and emotional whirlpools.
This place is full of wonder and decorated with magical bubbles,
cushioned in frothy sea foam, 
and fueled by gentle ripples of serendipity.
The life giving energy of this place ebbs and flows with
serenity and zen and wisdom...
 gently buffing away
the jagged edges of troubling thoughts.
This place 
renews and validates the intentions of my spirit
 invigorates the peace within my soul.
This place is special and unique...and known only to
my Muse and I.
It gives us life. It helps us grow.
It enables us to hope...and be joyful...and be whole.
This place is my (he)ART.

"It is not down in any map; true places never are."
~Herman Melville