Thursday, January 3, 2008
My friend, Tamara, is just the best gift-giver! I painted the beautiful mouth blown bottle she gave me for my birthday. The personalized note cards (at the top)-- one of the things she gave me for Christmas. I even cherish the little metal gift tag with my name on it. Her details are so thoughtful and make these gifts so special!
The bottle looks deep purple until the light shines on it. It truly has dozens of colors that change dramatically depending on the light. At least, that's the way I see it!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Not for me, not with this. I eat, sleep, dream GOALS, always trying to get better, help people achieve theirs, win, be at the top of whatever it is I am doing, be the best I can be. I am watching everyone post their ART goals about how they will stay on track, take more classes, paint more, post more, try harder. And, that is good for many. I am enjoying the process so much, with such passion... that being goal-oriented will take away the pure joy of a few minutes a day of putting something on paper. If I sketch some, that's neat...if I take a class and enjoy it...good for me. If I post something every day or never again...who really cares? This is purely for pleasure (for me) and that's HOW I SEE IT.
My niece recently got married on the beach at Marco Island, Florida. When my sister got home with the keepsakes (like the place cards from the reception) she placed them carefully,took a picture and sent to me. I painted this from the photo and then added some of the shells collected from the beach near the wedding.