Everyone struggles

When I post, often people say, it’s beautiful, as always… and I think to myself, no, I don’t always get it right. I wanted to share this with you… i struggled with this poor girl for so long… just could not get her face and eyes right… I did the best I could (see after)… i still don’t think she looks right but I will have to leave her to be. Have to stop being a perfectionist. Viola, paintbrush down. No more tweaking… one day I will paint her again…

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Take me away

Take me away…. been a long week. Glad it is finally the weekend…mixed media piece. Watercolor, stencil with modeling paste and ink.

I am fragile… like a bomb..

Finally able to quiet my mind to paint.. it’s been a crazy stressful week. When I paint the face with non skin tone color, it feels scary in the beginning. It looks weird. The key is to tell myself what is the worst that can happen? The worst is wasting a piece of paper… that allows me to experiment freely. I am happy with how the colors turned out. Yes, I am fragile… like a bomb…

Here are some pics of my beginning stages… scary looking right?

Feeling powerful

Have not painted for a week. So happy to be sitting at my art table again. Painting a different skin tone today. She reminds me of a woman with a loud mind but sits silently, smiling because she knows the truth will crush imposters around her. #feelingpowerful

It’s the little things…

I’ve been so busy all weekend weeding, mulching and working in my garden. Barely had time to sit down at my art table. Only able to finish this tag that had been started a while ago. Mixed media, acrylic paint, collage, stamping, doodling. So glad spring is finally here and flowers are blooming. 🌸🌷🌺🥀🌼

Yup, I’m ready

Yup, I’m ready, she says. Number 3 of my boxing girl series. Practicing a new facial expression. Really struggled with this one. Still does not feel quite right, but i will let her be. Strength from within. You are ready girl🥊

Hmm…

Glad to be back at my art table after a crazy 24 hour trip to LA with my son to check out his potential college. Excited to use the new watercolor I just bought. Holbein crimson lake. Used it on her hair. Loving this color💃💃💃 decided to keep the color palette focused. And gave her the cute pair of eye glasses i spotted the other day. I love how her mouth is turned up. She seems to be pondering something…. hmmm…

Mary had a little lamb…

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb… 🎼🎼🎼 using pastel colors… pretending it’s spring.. Even if it is freezing outside😢 first time painting a lamb… think he turned out ok.. hopefully this brings a little dash of spring to you too😘❤️