Mixed Media Artist

Archive for August, 2018

To Live Most Fully, To Love Most Fully

30″x30″ mixed media painting on paper covered canvas. The sides are 3″ deep and are a continuum of the painting.

This painting is SOLD

 

What could we want more for our children but to live life to the absolute fullest, to love fully? I am not sure that I am always the best role model, I try, but I will be honest,  I often let worries and day to day stuff to get in way of  living life to the fullest. I am not the best at being spontaneous, I am, as said before, an over thinker. I like to plan and fret over everything which often makes the fullness of a fun activity into a chore. It becomes tiring to me before it has even begun.  Again, I come back to living in the moment … something I will continue to strive for, probably a life’s mission. Living in the moment is always the answer … and writing that last sentence, I need to remind myself  you don’t plan living in the moment, LOL, you just do it.

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Safe With Me

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

 

This painting will be available in the upcoming online auction “Healing And Transformation”  September 22-28, 2018. If you would like more information please go here.


The Silence Within

3″x6″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is available Here

 

 

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves


Summer Poppies

6″x12″ mixed media encaustic painting on wood, sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

This painting is available HERE

I actually have poppies growing in my garden! How many years have I tried to grow them to no avail? Persistence is the key, I guess. So excited! I’ll take some photos ASAP.


Technicolour Summer

12″x24″ mixed media/ encaustic painting. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

 


Time Goes By…

… this is something that we can all be certain of.  I am reading ‘When A Tree Grows In Brooklyn” by Betty Smith and this seems to be a consistent underlying theme.  The poverty and constant struggle in this book is heartbreaking but to me,  however, the saddest part to me is perhaps the young girls constant desire to be loved more deeply by her mother. It makes me so sad to think of a child enduring this pain. Her mother’s life is so difficult, it is hard to be critical of her, I can’t imagine having the strength that she has but I can’t help wishing  and willing her mother to love her more or at least make a better attempt at pretending. Withholding love from your children will never make them stronger. This is such a warped way of thinking, like sparring the rod and spoiling the child. How can knowingly hurting someone that depends on you and looks on you with unconditional love, ever be  warranted?  I know time will heal. I know that time will help our young heroine come to understand her mother with he eyes of an adult but reading the thoughts of a child  is  eye opening. We must treat these young souls tenderly as they are so easily hurt. Hurting them  will not make them hurt less in the future, there is more than enough pain out in the world for that lesson.

 

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

This painting  is available HERE

Also available in my Etsy shop

“Spirit” Available HERE