Sunday, March 29, 2009

dreaming of Spring

Up here in the North country of NW Montana, the first snow can be around Thanksgiving time, and then it doesn't completely melt until around May!! Way toooo long!!! For us now bulbs and seeds are still buried under a thick blanket of white, and many of us are longing and dreaming of Spring.  So Kage and I have been creating images that remind us that it will soon come, and will be worth the wait!
About 6 months ago, Kage started a "Lucky 13" group amongst 13 artists. Each month we create a themed image, then pass it on, and eventually each participant will end of with a packet of 13 original pieces of art.  These two images are inspired by the "Botanical" theme, and just happens to be occurring during our waning Winter, with the hope of Spring.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Room Without Mirrors

A recent piece I've done reflects the soul burden I carry for those who seem to be groping in darkness and vanity, with so much energy spent on the "outer adorning" instead of developing the inner beauty.  "Is it possible to see yourself in a room without mirrors?" We need to take time to be still, and honest, and reflect and truly see with new eyes the truth, instead of the illusion of what is beautiful!

OWOH gift again!

This week I received the most lovely gift from Deborah at from the OWOH giveaway last Jan.-Feb.  It is in soft shades of springtime, a triple strand necklace of green aventurine, polymer clay beads, copper beaded accents and some silver-lined Czech glass seed beads to dance with the light. Deborah has a wonderful blog you should check out! Thanks again Deborah!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mother Wisdom

Motherhood is such a weighty responsibility and sacred trust, and at times brings you such challenges that are so overwhelming. One can only hope and pray that the children come to a place of trust to receive the wisdom you are trying to impart, and spare themselves, and you, so much heartache and pain.
I recently went through a very trying time with my oldest daughter, who has almost always insisted on learning the hardest ways possible.  This painting, "Mother Wisdom" was my creative release during this painful period, and shows the mother holding her heart of love, and the key of wisdom she longs to give to her children (the nest of six six daughters!).

OWOH Winnings!

It has been so exciting to repeatedly open my mailbox and to find a variety of gifts I won from the OWOH Giveaway!  I have received 4 wonderful gifts that I'd love to share with you and encourage you to visit these artist's sites....

The first arrival from the UK was a gift tag and bookmark that are so detailed and lovely from  Thank you Amanda!!  You must visit her wonder-ful site...she is such a sweetie!

Then a great book called "Juice it up" arrived from
I am looking forward to an internal "spring cleaning" soon, and this book has some creative recipes for raw meals in a glass!  Thank you Enzie!  She's got some other amazing art blogs you should check out!

Kelly at sent a sweet handmade fabric card with ribbon closure with a few blank pages for some art or favorite embellished verses.  Thanks Kelly!

And then my "hoped for" win was realized with a wonderful gift wrapped in and old quilt block and silk ribbon from JoAnnA at !!  It is a most elegant antique bottle filled with mica flakes and pink & silver German glass glitter, with a beautiful soldered heart and vintage jewelry piece.  Thank you JoAnna for such a generous gift from our heart to mine!  And you must check out JoAnna's beautiful site and online workshops!!!
Blessings on you all!!!