Nov 16, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

Pure Earth


so fun to work with gold leaf, imitation that is

laid this in the snow
attempting to get the colors true
pretty close

these seem like planets
pure and lovely
or 
gems

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Nov 8, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Cookie


in honor of my dear friend Kim
I attempted to paint her in an ethereal 
starry, sparkly, other worldly, magical state
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(unfortunately the scan does not show how sparkly this is. The bronze color is gold leaf and so pretty)

before the background, which do you like best?:

a couple of years ago she crossed over
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she had a couple of nick names

while growing up together she was: Jade Lady
as she had a fondness for green
others called her: Cookie

when my son was born we called her:
Auntie Cookie


it was a bit emotional and deeply heartfelt experience to do art of her
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Wednesday is:
and Michael chose the theme:
cookies
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Nov 7, 2017

Alpine Waters

jewel painting
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with gold leaf
watercolor ground
and 
paints
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(again, wish I could share the sparkly gold and richness of colors)

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Nov 6, 2017

Magic Mushrooms


a new kind of magic mushrooms

decked in gold leaf and watercolors
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she shares about her art
and bussiness.
In one post she shows how to use cold leaf and watercolor grounds. 
I tried her technique with this mushroom piece.
So much fun. 
But with both photography or scanning I can not capture the beauty of the gold shimmering,
accurate colors, I guess do to all the texture that is created. 
Stephanie also shares an article about how she captures real life images of her art. 

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I am enjoying being a patron of hers.
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Nov 4, 2017

Sentries


they stood true
her sentries
among the wild weaving weedy seeds
 her protectors
fungi who are from the underworld
and the heavens
~

snow has arrived
days are cold
nights even colder
pretty sure this snow is here for the season
so pretty under the light of the big moon
 at night

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Nov 3, 2017

Fungi Sentries


they stood true
her sentries
among the wild weaving weedy seeds
her protectors
fungi who are from the underworld
and the heavens

~
looking out my windows
the world is white
snow clad forest
like sugar snow pours from the sky
it is no longer 
a colorful autumn world

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Nov 2, 2017

Auction for Puerto Rico Disaster Relief


This morning I added this painting
to an auction for Puerto Rico.

There is only one day left to the auction
so good chance it can be bought for a low price. 

It is a good cause:

Link:
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Oct 28, 2017

Breath of Life


she closed her eyes 
raised her hands to the sky 
began to sway
 feeling the breath of life

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for 
inktober
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Oct 26, 2017

Tiny Houses


A tiny house
made in a porcini mushroom
perfect
for the wee folk


first came the ink drawing
then 
watercolors

for 
inktober
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Oct 19, 2017

Remembering Summer



remembering summer

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another piece for inktober

years ago a friend took a photograph of me laying in the grass
it brings back the peaceful feeling
every time I look at it


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wishing you peace
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Oct 17, 2017

Scribble Picnic


Michael at Scribble Picnic gave us a shape to use in art this week:


at first I thought to use it in a tribal design

when I set pencil to paper
these little houses came to life

art is endlessly amusing to me that way
as though it has a mind of it's own

Thank you for hosting Michael

to see what others created wth this shape

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Oct 8, 2017

Fantasy Fungi


so fun to do another fantasy mushroom piece

autumn is the big season for fungi
but so far not many spotted 
it was a drought summer
we have gotten a bit of rain
so they might appear yet

another piece for InkTober:


Oct 7, 2017

Another Ink drawing


dancing man
bones of a tree during the day
comes to life as a dancer at night
 

inspired by this photo from a hike I did a couple weeks ago on a camping trip
the trail is called Scenic Point and takes one high
into the mountains
to the sky
with amazing views
and 
once upon a time trees

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Oct 4, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Blanket


the night forest was 
lit up
by the light of the full moon
wrapped in a blanket
to keep the autumn chill from her bones
she walked through the night
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(colored version added a day after original post)
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sharing with friends at Scribble picnic
theme:

Thank you Michael
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Oct 3, 2017

InkTober #3


bright eyed 
and 
ready for her day

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last week
the sun arrived
with 3 warm autumn days
I wandered in the mountains and saw this beautiful
sunrise

sharing glimpses of autumn
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Oct 2, 2017

Oct 1, 2017

InkTober 2017


This is my 3rd year to join InkTober
one ink drawing a day for Octobr. 
I find it to be a great challenge,
ink pouring onto the paper each day. 
Never know what will appear. 
So fun.

It is so beautiful now!
The colors:


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Sep 23, 2017

Healing Fairy


thank goodness for
healing fairies

that sprinkle us with remembrance essence

remembrance of our hearts
pure nature

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Sep 20, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Watch Out!


it's that time of year
whether 
autumn or spring

rains inspire the fungi 
to rise through the earth
(or this one from dead wood)
 
offering treasures for us to find

so Watch Out
don't step on them
delight in their fairy like character
they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors!

Visit Scribble Picnic to enjoy 
other's art for:

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Sep 15, 2017

Fungi Kin


I really enjoy making these fantasy landscapes
loosely based on fungi that I have photographed

so often mushrooms, lichen and mosses
feel like a magical realm

yet it is our realm
we live in a magical kingdom
 

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Sep 12, 2017

Scribble Picnic: black and white


I drew the white bits with a masking liquid pen
and let it dry

then wet the sky with water and dropped black ink into it
(I learned this technique from Stephanie Law's

the landscape was painted with pure black ink

when dry I rubbed the masking away revealing the white

It was a fun thing to do and I think I would enjoy trying it again

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visit:
to enjoy art by others for our theme.

Thank you Michael
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Sep 6, 2017

Scribble Picnic: tie it up


flight required that she tie it up

lots of bundles of hair
to make room
for the beating of her wings


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This weeks theme at Scribble Picnic:

visit to see other folks art
or join us!
Thank you for hosting Michael!

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Aug 30, 2017

Scribble Picnic: Curly



home sweet home
~

waiting for my dentist appointment
I drew this lady with curly hair
and 
her colorful home
with curly smoke
and 
curly clouds
 ~

later sitting in the lobby
looking a the floor
I spied this serpent in the grains of the wood
and 
thought it a rather curly serpent
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Sharing with the folks at: 

visit them to find other artist sharing their curly art
or join in with us

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