I Was Just Thinking.....
August 09,2014
A little painted box

Anyone who follows my work knows that one of my favorite subjects, aside from skulls of course ;), are wild spirits. I always love creating these images, and try to keep each one as unique as possible, while following a theme. This one seems to have a little bit of art nouveau styling thrown in, not intentionally, but it turns out that's what it wanted to be.

Often with these small scale paintings I have only a general idea of what I want, and as it progresses, the final image appears. It's a great way to create "out of my head" art, just letting it flow and seeing who shows up on the box, paper or canvas.

I hope you enjoy seeing her as much as I enjoyed creating her.

Peace!Wild Woman II Keepsake Box

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August 05,2014
Painting...but not for fun

I have spent the last 4 days painting, masking, ceilings, walls, baseboards...try as I might, it just isn't as satisfying as painting on a canvas! For the first time in 23 years, my bedroom is beige. Not Royal Blue as it's always been, but beige. Turns out, real estate agents believe you should keep things neutral. Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I'm anything but...but if you want to sell your home, then you listen to the experts, right? All the things that made this house my home are being hidden away, moved, donated (I'm okay with the donation part, at least I know someone else can carry on enjoying some of the "things" that have meant so much along the way. Then there's my workshop - much too cluttered! Clear the space, let in the light, paint! And so I did. And now it no longer looks like my workshop. It looks neutral. Again, I'm not a fan.

In the end, it's not the things that make the person, or the workshop, or the rooms we live in, but at the same time, the clutter is there because at some point, it meant something. Otherwise why would it be on display?

Turns out...I was never meant to live in a beige world.


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