Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunning Flower

Winter Sunflower, encaustic, 6" x 8"

I am like the head of a sunflower these days, following the sun whenever it decides to burn a hole in the thick gray comforter in the sky. On those days when it appears I turn to it, pale face to fiery face, and declare my allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the sun and the way it warms my bones, may it penetrate my eyes, those longing, yearning rods and cones.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Stuff on Cafe Press Store!

I spent a few hours today renewing the content on my Cafe Press Online Store! It's gray here in Seattle. And very wet. And today I was missing my dad quite a lot. My eyes have been as leaky as the rain. So to add some levity to my day, I wanted to immerse myself in some color. I went online and created prints and cards and magnets and buttons and coasters and canvas bags and posters of my art on Cafe Press.

Feel free to check out the new items here: http://www.cafepress.com/quietgirl

Wishing you all comforting fall days and a reminder to allow yourself to "be" with your feelings on hard days. And find some light and color somehow, somewhere...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eternal Birthday Celebrations

64th Birthday Celebration with Buddha and Son, mixed media collage, 4" x 8"

The is the second year I have created an art piece to celebrate my father's would-have-been birthday. I honor him today and feel how he lives through me and my family and all those who knew him.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Words and Birds

Worded Birds, mixed media collage, 3.5" x 5.5"


"A thousand birds are in my grove,
Melodious from morn to night;
My fruit trees are their treasure trove,
Their happiness is my delight.
And through the sweet and shining days
They know their lover and their friend;
So I will shield in peace and praise
My innocents unto the end. "

- "Bird Sanctuary" by Robert Service


Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Altering Photographs Workshop This Weekend!

Dad's Return, mixed media altered photograph


I'm so looking forward to facilitating my "Transforming Loss: Altering Photographs" art workshop this Sunday, Nov. 8 (1-4pm).

I do have a few spots open in case you'd like to make last minute plans to join the transformative, creative play!

Jaunt on over to The Healing Nest for more details and to register.