Words of wisdom for you today.
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It was pirates.
They hijacked me, my computer and our water heater. That is why I’ve been missing for the last month. Really, pirates.
So yes, I’ve had a trying month of May. I finally had my surgery to remove my appendix, which was way more painful that I thought it would be. Hello my good friend, Percocet. I’m not really into pain medications, by the way, but they were very needed. Then, I got a pesky and even more painful infection at one of my incision sites. Insert antibiotics for another TEN days. Yay.
And just when I’m starting to feel better and able to sit upright, our hot water heater breaks and floods the laundry room, while the hubby is out of town, of course. Fortunately, it was a recalled thingamajig, so we didn’t have to pay a thing to get it fixed. Amazing!
Two days later my computer crashes. Dead. Hello new computer. This happened last summer too, but somehow managed to milk another year out of my poor computer.
Now, I am almost feeling completely back to normal, I have a new computer with all of my forty thousand (!!) photo images transferred, and all of the household appliances seem to be in working order. Fingers crossed. Especially for the air conditioner. It is summer. Think 100+ degrees… everyday….for the next 5 months…at least…
Okay. I’m done moaning and groaning.
Now, I am in the midst of video recording another e-course. Portraits. I am pretty, pretty excited about what I have to share this time around. I’ve been playing a lot with my new Sennelier soft pastels, trying to decide if I should include a pastel lesson too. I probably will because they are SO MUCH FUN!
I have more to share. I promise to be back soon.
I painted this precious mom and baby painting a couple of weeks ago. I had sketched out the idea for it a really long time ago and finally felt the need to paint it. I have prints, cards and art blocks available in my shop.
I added other stuff too. Like, new original art, a couple of ornaments and new art blocks. I hope you will wonder over and check it out. There is a new sale section too!
Just finished up the last of the art shows for this season and am planning a busy summer of new creations to get ready for the fall. And….. I am in the process of planning out a new e-course. It’ll be portrait painting of course. Newer stuff though.
But first, I have surgery tomorrow to remove my pesky little appendix. It is outpatient and I should be home by tomorrow evening!
It is an amazing and magical thing when you get to meet someone you “know” from online. Last weekend, I was so very lucky to meet Elspeth McLean. Truly, the absolute highlight of my weekend. She is a gorgeous and shining soul and words cannot describe how radiant, lovely and joyful she is. I feel so honored to have met her. She decided to take my Ganesha painting home with her too.
Have you seen her dotillism artwork and mandala rocks? They are so amazing. I am very lucky to have two of them! They are beautiful, peace and heartfelt treasures. She has the loveliest video on how she makes them here.
Ganesha ~ New Beginnings
Art Prints Available
A little bit about Ganesha:
Ganesha (aka, Ganesh, Ganapati, Vinayaka) is the Hindu deity known as the remover of obstacles, the deva of wisdom and new beginnings. Often times, Ganesha is honored at the beginning of a journey, ritual or ceremony.
There are many variations the iconic Ganesha, and also many symbolic meanings. For example, the big head of the elephant symbolizes “big think”. Small mouth means to talk less, big ears for listening more. Open hand for blessing those on the right path and the hand carrying a “sweet” bowl symbolizes the rewards of hard work. The big belly is for digesting both the good and bad in life. There is more, not depicted in this version, but I love all of the symbolism and meaning of the wise elephant.
A few pics from my art show over the weekend, Art in the Garden. What a beautiful venue. The lovely host, Glennda, actually has the show on her beautiful property twice a year. The guests get some tasty food, beautiful music and fun shopping.
I was so sad to hear the news about Prince, a few days ago. He was such a huge part of my youth, so many songs bring back memory after memory. Lots of dancing and singing with my friends, MTV videos, cassette tapes, posters. Sigh.
I will be forever thankful that I grew up during the time of Prince.
His music lives on.
A fun little painting I did for Love Art Happy Life e-course. A painting inspired by the amazing Marc Chagall.
I have really been enjoying the glorious spring weather we have been having here in the southwest, aside from the strange hail storm we had yesterday.
The cactus are in full bloom right now. Some wonderful color inspiration, don’t you think?
I wanted to share these little zipper pouches that I had made. I wanted to test out whether I would sell them over the holidays. They turned out better than expected. In fact, the photos don’t do them justice.
The colors are bright and crisp and the fabric is very durable.
There are only a handful in my shop, so grab one now!
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I’m in love with succulent plants. They are just so perfectly amazing and beautiful. They inspired these little wood slice ornaments.
And adobe houses! They are so magically perfect in the southwestern desert landscape.