Friday, January 29, 2010
The response to this new series of watercolor, storybook illustrations has been so very encouraging. I'm thrilled to pieces that everyone has been enjoying these so much...I finished repairing Mathilda Wickcliff today, (I spilled...geez!) and her other two partners, Benjamin McTish and the Amethyst Fairy will be joining the crew in the next few days, after they receive their finishing touches, with Mathilda's big sister Annabel following soon...happy blogging...again, thank you so much for all your happy happy comments...june
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is Finley Heaton, the star hanger
these poster are 24 x 36
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm new to living down out of the mountains, as I've mentioned before...and when I went to discover what was out in my neighborhood last week, I found that the ocean is LITERALLY one and a half miles away from my door..who knew!
Friday, January 22, 2010
I found myself staring at this piece that hangs in my living room...it came from an estate sale and is somewhere around 70 years old or more...I had it reframed to feel like it came from some old church somewhere...I simply love this piece...it inspires me...I felt the urge to share it today...maybe it will inspire you...
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
WOW! What a storm!...I live in a cute little A-Frame so all the windows are really sky lights..plus the actual sky lights on the little entry that is flat on top....and when that hail started coming down in sheets, it literally was deafening! I could not yell loud enough to be heard over the pommeling on the windows and walls...it was truly spectacular, all the sounds and the lightening...I love the rain and we have not had much, but today has made up for it. Here is a picture of my dinning/living area, with a small glimpse up into the loft, just to give you an idea of the side of the A-frame wall/windows...funky, huh? But I love it here....especially when my girlfriend called from the old mountain home I used to live at, to let me know they have not had heat, water, or electricity for two days already....ahhh country living....
Monday, January 18, 2010
So here is a photo of the antique French coral chair I promised to show...it's close to 100 years old and came straight from an estate sale in France...I simply LOVE the color and style of this chair...although, I will admit, not so comfortable without an ottoman...it's a little short seated...so I am building my own ottoman out of some amazing antique wood carvings from Java...and some antique legs I found at a local shoppe...so keep your eyes pealed, I'll be showing soon.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Someone wrote to me that they loved my Red Buddha and thought I should share it...so I am...and here he is..
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I finally got it together today and took the two hundred some, ornaments and multi ribbons off the tree, packed up the myriad of decorations that had been systematically collected and placed on the dining room table the past couple of days, and loaded everything into their perspective boxes and stored in the shed....yeah, me. However, as the night stared creeping in and the only thing left on the tree were the blue and green lights, I succumbed to the beauty of just the pure sparkle of lights unencumbered by anything else and decided to leave this tree of light up one more night...I wish you could see what I see. It's like a million tiny stars, shining in the corner of the room...it's so moody because of the blue and green...I am a big sap...what can I say.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I've begun watercolor paintings of the whimsical nature...something completely new for me....I've wished to do this for so many years, but never let myself be "free" enough to go there...thanx to my friend Lisa and her amazing work, (check it out on my link's, a whimsical bohemian), I finally decided to give it a whirl. And I am loving it! It's so interesting to just sit with a blank page and let whatever character or story unfold, and just happen. Here is a sketch, just to peek your interest....but full color and ink soon to arrive to the pages of The Art of June....time to begin the next chapter....
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here we are, January One! A call came from my friend Jamie, from New York, at one in the morning last night. She was reflecting on her life, (as do we all when the end of the year approaches).
The alert, open and giving thoughts we shared were not only personal and intimate between two friends, but felt life altering on a profound level, (admittedly most things do at four in the morning), however, this was not one of those late night ramblings, brought about by fear, and searching for answers...yes, the idea of hope and renewal was the basis of our conversation, nothing earth shattering about that...however....the direction of our words brought us, individually and together, to the quandary, and challenge, of the understanding and execution of forgiveness...not simply forgiveness of our parents or lovers, but more importantly...forgiveness of ourselves.
NOW the conversation had power!
We both could relate to the instances in our life, (more in recent years), of the little voices in your brain that keep you awake at night, in the wee hours, attempting to commune with the Divine Universe, asking for guidance, and attempting to block out the shame and self loathing of our follies and sins...and the conviction with which we promise to change, and the honest intent of our late and lonely prayers.
We both felt a Divine Kinship with each other by the end of our late night phone call, across the country.....we realized we were put here, in front of each other, on this path for some reason...and last night we both felt the sweet and gentle honor of GRACE, bestowed upon our tiny little beings...NO MATTER WHAT....all you have.. is right in this moment...nothing else matters except what you do with this moment...and if you knew you couldn't fail, what would you do?
Much Love, Respect and Joy, to all in the new moment of this new year, Juner