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Balancing Act

Balancing-Act

3″x30″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting has 1.5″ deep sides that are painted red.

This paintings is available HERE

“You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”

– From “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by  Dr. Seuss

Walking Through Wonderland

Walking-Through-Wonderland

walking through wonderland side 1Walking Through Wonderland side 2Walking Through Wonderland topin progress18″x36″ mixed media painting on canvas. The sides are a continuum of the painting and are 3″ deep.  The first and last photos ( top and in progress shot) show the truest colour. I had great difficulty documenting this one as I am using a different camera than I am used to.

While I was painting this one I couldn’t help but think about Alice In Wonderland.  It feels to me like she absconded with the Mad Hatter’s Hat and is just now really looking around at her beautiful surroundings.  Maybe the hat helped her stop and really take in the beauty of this wonder of this new  land she is visiting.   It  seems to me, Alice did spend most of her time exasperated with others in Wonderland and maybe for good reason, their ridiculousness could be grating on anyone.  However, perhaps if she had stopped chasing the white rabbit long enough to smell the roses, she would have enjoyed her time  in Wonderland a little more.  It is called Wonderland after all.

NOTE TO SELF:  I need to steal the Mad Hatter’s Top Hat.

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
― Lewis CarrollAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

This Painting is Available HERE

Out Of The Shadows

out-of-the-shadows

6″x12″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Evening Top Hat

Evening-Top-Hat

3″x18″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE

Her Magic Hat

My-Magic-Hat

8″x12.5″ mixed media painting on rag paper. There is a .25″ border and this painting will have to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

White Checkered Top Hat

White-Checkered-Top-Hat

12″x9″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are red and are 1.5″ deep.

This painting is available HERE

The Magic Hat(s)

The-Magic-Hat

7″x23″ mixed media painting on paper. There is a .25″ border and will need to be framed and matted by you.

This painting is available HERE

 

Her-Hat

5″x7″ mixed media painting on rag paper. There is a .25″ border and will need to matted and framed by you

This painting is available HERE

 

How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.

Philip Treacy

 

My Top Hat

My-Top-Hat

SOLD

“It looks rather ordinary,” said the Snork. “Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course.”
― Tove JanssonFinn Family Moomintroll

 

Brook Trout

Brook-Trout

This is 6.5″x22″ mixed media piece on rag paper. This painting has a .25″ border. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you .

This painting is available HERE

What We May Be

What-We-May-Be'

6″x21.25″ mixed media painting on rag paper. There is a .25″ border around the painting. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.

William Shakespeare

Any thing is possible. That is what I always tell my kids. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Positive? Yes.

Optimistic? Yes.

Ironic, as I am not exactly an optimist.I am a moody, meloncholic neurotic … on a good day.  I put beautiful things out into the world because I need to make myself focus on beauty. People often tell me how prolific I am. That is because I have to be, it is necessary for me to create in order to stay sane (happy). I’m not sure if that make sense.

I spend so much of my time worrying about stupid things. I waste so much time on that. Worrying. I thought that my health problems would wake me up.  Shake me up. I thought that I’d have a Scrooge re-birth … I’d start seeing everything with rose coloured glasses … but that didn’t  happen.  (Well, maybe at first, but it didn’t last).

Don’t get me wrong, I am grateful …  I am.   I am so grateful. I am so lucky.

The problem is, I can’t help but think, “when will my luck run out?”

Having a mastectomy has not given me a new lease on life, it has kind of made me more afraid. I mean, they found it in both breasts, where else could it be lurking?    I am who I am, the same as before, a worrier.   I have not had any huge ah-ha moment during this huge life changing experience.   That makes me feel guilty and yucky, like I missed the point or I missed the life lesson within this whole ordeal.

My biggest challenge in life has always been to stay in the moment, to try to be present, and it still is. I can’t know the future, and that is probably good.  I will continue to create. I will continue to try to stay in the moment. I will continue to try not worry.  I will continue and I will  remind myself,  I GET TO continue.  That does make me feel happy …even if that feeling is fleeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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