From my Joy List this week…
Maple orange in my back yard.
My last orange rose and some yellow orange friends (which may or may not be from my neighbor’s garden), saved from the hard frost and placed in my favorite turquoise vase.
This kooky but cute doll who is a new little happy in my studio.
She is a creation of artist Linda Willis, who taught and sold her colorful, whimsical and perfectly off the wall art at Art is You. I had to have this Mini-Zombie doll. She called to me. My mom had given me $$ to get myself a treat at the Art Trunk show for my birthday,
and this little one, now named Little Heart Walking,
and her beautiful treasure keeper bag were my little happies of choice !!!
Thanks, Linda, and thanks so much, Mommy !
There is some other colorful joy in the studio this week.
I created this painting on a 9 X12 piece of watercolor paper using the techniques I learned in Tracy Verdugo’s “Sacred Marks” class.
It is kind of crazy and frenetic in some ways, but then again, so is my brain some days !
There are many sweet spots that grab me though…
Like this “Cat Creature”.
Or this “Bird Nose Beast”.
It even has little landscapes in it, I think…
“trees against a red sky”
“throw a rock in the pond”
I really like this piece and I love this style of intuitive painting, using symbols that mean something to me, that are my artistic language of sorts, and building layers upon layers by defining sweet spots.
I am excited to do more work in this style! I think my creative soul has some things to express this way !
I have a few have-to’s to work on as well. Momma’s gotta keep her art supply fund liquid !
But these have-to’s are colorful joys too.
I am making these “Moment of Quiet” boxes as holiday gifts for my mom’s office employees from the big boss’s wife.
Open the tiny decorated box and…
have a moment of quiet breath…
Sweet gifties, no ?
I hope your week is full of colorful little happies and strong, solid joys, Beautiful Ones.
Love and light to you !
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