Saturday, March 29, 2008

Birds of a Feather

Mixed media collage with wax, 9" x 11"


Inspire Me Thursday Prompt: The Number Two.


Monday, March 24, 2008

Winter Birds Turn Toward Spring

Mixed media collage with wax on canvas, 5" x 7"


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Art Card Give-Away!


Visit my other blog, The Healing Nest, to enter to win these six art cards above! Read this post, and enter to win by posting to the comments box as directed.

Good luck!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Be...Yourself

Mixed media collage with wax, 6" x 8"


This week's
Inspire Me Thursday prompt was the following: Wallpaper.

The Assignment:

Look to your own favorite papered walls for inspiration of pattern and color… use wallpaper scraps in your art… design your own desktop wallpaper… or perhaps feature wallpaper somehow in an illustration, painting, collage or sketch. Get creative by interpreting this topic through art, words, photography, however you feel moved to express yourself.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ascension

Mixed media collage with wax, 6" x 11"

Lately I've been contemplating how I relate to the concept of Power. I'm rather comfortable with feeling "empowered" or finding an idea or another person's actions "powerful," but I've been hiding from Power with a capital P. It feels too big, too scary, too unwieldy. I now realize that for most of my life I have tried to remain small, unnoticed. Somehow over the years I've conflated humbleness with smallness. In an attempt to remain humble I've kept myself on the sidelines, in the back room, and behind the theater curtains. When I was a teenager, I even became physically smaller as I played that terrible game of girl-against-food.

I think I'm noticing this trend toward smallness because for the first time in my life I am confronted with my potential to influence others. I feel bigger somehow. In essence, I am looking at my own power in the eye and I'm not quite sure what to do. This staring match has me a bit unnerved, but I am trying to be open to whatever this Power with a capital P has to teach me. Perhaps it's time for me to take up a bit more space. Pull back my shoulders, take long strides, speak loudly. Perhaps it's time for me to unfurl that little meek girl inside me and show her the big, wide world.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Listening

Mixed media collage with wax, 4" x 8"


"Listening skillfully requires us to get out of our own way."
-Margaret Truxaw Hopkins


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Balance

Mixed media collage with wax, 5" x 5"


"We come into this world head first and go out feet first; in between, it is all a matter of balance."
-Paul Boese


Saturday, March 08, 2008

Tonight's Play with Wax

"Release," mixed media collage with wax, 5" x 7"


"Power," mixed media collage with wax, 5" x 8"