Friday, August 31, 2007

Colorful Heart...

This week at Inspire Me Thursday, it’s all Fun and Games. I have loved puzzles since I was a kid. My mother usually had one set up on the formal dinning room table (you know the one used only at holidays!) and we could just sit in silence looking for the right piece... This piece is inspired by that silence of looking for the "right" piece. I work daily with piecing my colorful heart together with "just the right" pieces that I need to grow beyond the self made boundaries that I sometimes place myself in. I have 'COME A LONG WAY BABY!" but I continue my journey daily...
Artfully Yours,

Thursday, August 30, 2007

H2O AGAIN....."SISTERS" here it is a NEW Thursday, and I am just posting my second watercolor! This has been sitting on my desk for the last 5 days!! WHY?????? HUMMMM...GOOD QUESTION! I guess it still all comes down to not feeling the least bit confident with watercolors....And still really not liking the difference from acrylic! UNFAMILIAR would be the proper word...But, then I finally had to GET OVER IT!! because, I DID IT...I STEPPED OUTSIDE MY BOX ONCE AGAIN...and that alone deserves to post this little painting which is titled: SISTERS!
Now I am hoping that Melanie changes the prompt so I can get back to my real thing!! TEE-HEE!!
Artfully Yours,

Thursday, August 16, 2007



This week let’s have some fun with watercolors. Experiment with watercolor paper, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils. Or, for the computer savvy, how about digital watercolor painting? Whatever your previous experience with watercolors, try to challenge yourself in a new way.

I really don't do watercolors, except for perhaps a background wash..or drips of color flowing down pages...So this is a bit of a stretch for me!! With that being said, I think it is because I cannot control the blending of the colors the way I do with acrylic!! OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!! I will have to try to play with this a little more...someone gave me a watercolor for klutz's book...Think I will go and pull that out of hiding!!
So here is my water...watercolor!! TEE-HEE!
Wishing all who enter here a "waterful" and colorful creative day!!
Artfully Yours,

Friday, August 10, 2007


This weeks prompt of DNA came easily to me....I have watched enough crime programs in my day to have seen a few of the DNA charts with all the little ovals and then they match them up!! So here is my DNA! It is full of color...paint...pencils..dots and squiggles! I am sure if I had my DNA tested it would look just like this!! LOL...
This was quite FUN!
Artfully Yours,

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Dear Diary!

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

The “diaries” I keep are really affirmations and lessons that I am learning and learning how to share with others…

My dreams are castle is built high in the sky and I am taking steps to place my foundation under it carefully cloud by cloud...Each day I learn a little more about myself and open up a little more. So really this 4 by 4 is a piece that offers up another cloud in my foundation...I have opened up a blog that has been closed (and only for me) for all to see and enjoy! You can view it here:

Artfully Yours,

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My heart is a sweet maui onion....

This piece was inspired by a poem written by my good friend Royce! This has been a week of noncommitment from me! I am going through some changes and my energy this past week and a half has gone down different streets, and my creativity has been in the background patiently waiting to be rediscovered!! As I peeled back the layers of my heart and discover some truths about myself, reconnected with dreams I have, and break old habits, this poem came back into my heart! And then there was the post by Cheryl B...who honored the artists who post here and what they have to say! My creative voice smiled, my creative voice cried as I exposed one more layer of my sweet maui onion!
It does not show up very well in this photo but the background for this little 4 by 4 is all matellic paint!! DELICIOUS!
Thank you Royce, Thank you Cheryl B...and many thanks to all who leave such wonderful heartfelt comments!
Artfully Yours,

Poem by Royce Addington ©2006

Peel back the fragile layers
And what do we choose to see
Beware and go with caution
For it’s a place you will forever “BE”

There’s no turning back
The essence unfolds…
Pungent and Powerful
Sometimes Painful
Sometimes Bold

Personal Truths may await you
Stark realizations unwittingly keep you bound
Ruthless disappointment may reign within
Hope and Desire
They MUST be found!

Transparent as dragonfly wings
Thick as crimson blood
What is revealed
May be quite clear
Or Quicksand
Or Mud

If all fears were but illusion
The inner critics banished for eternity
Self-sabotage would be non-existent
This freedom is Passion’s key

Without self-doubt or recrimination
Where could our imaginations flow
Possibilities are infinite
The sweet heart of our inner Universe
Always waits to tell us so…