You are loved…my little one 

You are loved… my little ones..

I just had a wonderful Saturday volunteering with my 2 teens. It is not often that we get to do things together and I treasure every minute of it. It also reminded me of how quickly they are growing up and soon, my older one will go off to college and then the little one will follow suit.

I know this is what life is about and I am excited for them, for their future. I hope they will always know that they are loved, wherever they are… no matter what age they are, they will always be my little one in my heart…

Re the watercolor painting. I love elephants and have heard about the strong bonds they have with their babies. But I have never painted one. I am just not good at painting anything other than faces, especially animals. 

This time, I thought I would push myself and give it a try. I actually enjoyed it. Took me a while to get the proportions right. And the eyes are different. I like what turned up. 

Will paint more… it is peaceful looking at their beautiful features and gentle eyes when I paint them…. 

Dedicated to my “little” ones who are not little anymore. 


Spring on a page

Played with colors to brighten up this wet and dreary day. Started with paint, then collage, including the use of scrap wine label, doodle and journaling. Colors make me happy💕❤️❤️ 

A delightfully chaotic mess 

It’s early morning on Saturday. The house is quiet, filled with the peaceful slumber of my loved ones. My perfect art moment. I usually warm up by tidying my messy art table from the night before, go over some of the old stuff that I either did not like or did not finish. This piece caught my eye. 

Painted her a few weeks ago when I was obsessed with Dr Ph Martin’s concentrated watercolors. But there was something about her I did not like. It was her face, it was very blue then and she looked like a corpse. The problem with blue on faces. I tried to tone it down with gesso but it did not work. 

Today I decided to paint more white gesso over her face, added flesh tones to give her life and then, the magic happened when I added pastels. The pastels softened her face, gave her a little pink tint and I also added some blue on her hair. She has come back to life! More importantly her face does not distract from the glorious messy colors on her hair anymore. 

Thank you pastels for saving her! She is a delightfully chaotic glorious mess, just like me and I love her just the way she is!

Now that I am warmed up, time to move onto a new painting! 

A proud moment…

I had an arduous journey home from San Francisco today but I made it… just in time to hang my art on a wall at Art Works Gallery, with a few of my art friends from the local art Meetup (aspiring artists of richmond). It was a proud moment to see my art hung on the wall at a gallery. I would not have dreamed of doing that a few years ago. Thanks to the encouragement of kind people everywhere, especially on Facebook, I have gathered the courage to do so. Those of you who live in richmond va, come on by to Art Works Gallery and check out our wall. Wall W, near the entrance of Plant Zero Cafe! 

The first piece is titled “Behind her eyes”. Watercolor

Second piece titled “be who U are”. Mixed media