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Lovebirds / March Auction

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This painting is on rag paper with a small border. It is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you. This painting will be available during the March 12-14 online auction. If you would like more info or would like to join us for this event, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/393670084793587/

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Finding Balance / March Auction

This painting will be available this March 12-14  for my online solo auction with Stephanie Gagos. I have been painting up a storm. It hasn’t been an easy one to get ready for. It was the coldest February in 40 years here in Edmonton and my studio is only good to -20! It has been a struggle.  I need to work to  get inspired,  so I had to move some stuff into my dining room just to get my creative juices flowing. I hate painting where you don’t feel free to make a mess but it did the trick, I struggled the first day but by the second day all sorts if ideas were popping into my head and onto the canvas. Another thing that I always try to remember is to not try to re-invent the wheel. It is ok re-visit it ideas that you have worked on before. Sometimes this can take you down another path that you missed the last time. Anyway, this is  me re-visiting my stacked tea cup painting “Fortune Hunter” ( a 12″x12″ mounted reproduction of this one will be also be in the auction). Hope you like it, if you would like more info on this auction follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/393670084793587/

 

Finding Balance

“Finding Balance” mixed media painting on wood. Sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

The Fortune Hunter

“The Fortune Hunter ” is a 12″x12″ mounted  hand-embellished reproduction on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

Nocturnal Wisdom

This is a 18″x24″ mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted midnight blue. This painting will be available in the March 12-14 Online Auction with Stephanie Gagos.  If you would like to attend please follow the link HERE

Nocturnal Wisdom

Two More Little Paintings

Little Red Bow is 5″ in diameter and is flat and painted on wood. This painting is available HERE

Little Kitty Jug is 3″x7″ mixed media painting on wood. This painting is available HERE

Two Little Paintings On A Very Cold Day

Feather Pom

 

Finding Calm A Little At A Time

 

These two 3″x7″ paintings on wood are available in my Etsy Store.

I did these two little paintings today in an attempt to get my creative juices flowing. I know, I KNOW … in fact, for the last decade I have lived by the mantra ‘inspiration finds us when we are working’ HOWEVER, I am struggling right now. I am not sure why, but I have been hit with ongoing anxiety attacks which are making me lethargic and unmotivated. Ahhh, it is such a double edged sword. The more anxious you feel, the less you feel like doing stuff to help your anxiety which causes even more anxiety.  The cold is not helping. It makes me feel trapped and helpless.  Onward I go, I am trying to paint for my upcoming auction and I am trying to find joy in painting. I am trying to lose myself in it. Perhaps I am trying too hard.

Wish me luck my lovely  people and  please send me your most calming energy ❤

Lucky Rabbit

Lucky rabbit, lucky star

This is a 13″x19″ mixed media painting on paper. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

The Balance Of Dreams

13″x19″ mixed media on paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is SOLD

Star Dreamer

13″x19″

Mixed media painting on paper.

This painting is SOLD

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”

MLK JR

My Muse

13″x 19″ rag paper. This painting is flat and will need to be matted and framed by you.

This painting is available HERE

My redhead returns. She always comes to me when I feel a little lost or am struggling with inspiration. She is a springboard for me. A way to keep creating, keep moving forward. It’s funny how looking back can help us move forward sometimes. It’s not good to look back for too long, never to dwell but sometimes it is what we need in order to repel ourselves forward.

Winter Spirit

9″x12″

Mixed media painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted midnight blue.

SOLD

This is my first painting of 2019. The cold doesn’t seem to bother her but let me tell you, it is cold in my studio. I am trying to be productive but it is slow going. I have set up my wall for my upcoming online Auction in March and I am working on my workshop video for PYHAS2019.  There is no time to doddle! (Nothing like setting goals to put the fire under your butt, hey,  maybe THAT will warm up my studio LOL.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a nice winter holiday and a lovely New Year celebration. Ours was very low key, which was fine with me. The best gift I got was that everyone stayed well for the entire break. BEST. PRESENT. EVER.

I look forward to our upcoming year together. It’s going to be filled with lots of new challenges, facing fear and doing it anyway and my biggest struggle,  remembering to stay in the moment.

Wishing you love and health to you and all of your loved ones.

xox

Maria

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