My happy place 😊 Getting some QT in with these WIP on this steamy hot Monday afternoon. (Let’s pretend I had the patience to paint the whole wall rather than leaving half just primed 😜 #almost ) Happy Monday friends!
I’m baaaack! Well, just sort of 😊. Almost finished unpacking the studio, hanging shelves etc (my handy-wo-man skills have been truly tested this week) but it’s been worth it and it feels really good to be back in my little space! I have so many pieces in progress from the last couple of months (like the one pictured here) that are “almost” finished - #almost
A personal favorite “Unhinged” - 30”x24” - mixed media on canvas, available @gallery43events - Feeling a little (maybe a lot) “unhinged” myself as today starts week 7 of the studio reno... tho we are actually ahead of schedule and everything is moving along smoothly. I’ve been “working” all summer (at little work stations around the house, it looks like no adults live here) but without a focused daily practice I get a little sideways and start heading down a rabbit hole of self-doubt. Today I’m finally giving myself permission to “wait” - pack up the brushes and just enjoy the moment. For me this will be a true test of willpower. So, that’s that, Happy Monday friends! #gratefulforthisday
Do y’all ever catch yourselves shying away from any one color? Like many of you, I work intuitively, just responding to whatever is happening right in front of me, never, not once have I thought “more purple” - i just noticed this morning that this piece has nearly every color of the rainbow, not a drop of purple in sight. 🤔 I do like purple, but I wouldn’t say we are friends. 🌈 “Bring The Past” - available on my website. #bringthepurple#challengeaccepted#4amistooearlytowakeup
A favorite among the “littles” - “Yesterday Morning” 5”x5” - mixed media on cradled panel. Free shipping inside the 48! It’s on my site under “small works” — I have about a million larger pieces in progress staring me down (I’m exaggerating, maybe 39) whenever I step into the “studio” - it’s my goal to focus & finish just one this week! #summerbrain
Several new mixed media “small works” on my website. I’ve been working on these forever, seriously, I started these at least a year ago, is it me or do you guys find creating small pieces every bit as challenging and time consuming as creating large pieces? These took a floral turn when we started realizing several meaningful connections involving wildflowers, our son and major life events. We planted wildflower seeds on Father’s Day in honor of my father in law who we lost in December. I’ve come to think of these little paintings as “Papa’s flowers” (long story, you guys got the Cliff’s notes). “Blue Fade” - I think it’s 5”x5” - Oh! And I framed all of these... what has two thumbs and won’t ever try that again? #notaframer
While moving boxes of supplies from my studio to my temporary digs I discovered not just one but two pieces that were never unpacked! These images are cropped (just noticing that) the pieces are both 24”x20” encaustic collage on cradled wood panel. These were from 2014, but have been reworked to reflect 2018 gc! 😜 Happy Monday!!
🔴 Having some work done in my studio, so for the next several weeks I’m working out of little stations around my house. Currently it looks like no grown-ups are living here...dear hubby is a sweet and patient man 😂 “ASDF” available on my website!
Good morning friends! I woke up super early this morning, tiptoed into my temporary studio and quietly worked in that wonderful half-sleep state for a bit, sort of waking up with ☕️ in one hand and brush in the other. I will post that work in a bit. Been meaning to share this sweet little Installation “Charades” currently making it’s way to @libbysilvia_artstyle - encaustic collage on sixteen 8”x8” panels. 🐝