The Astronomer

The Astronomer - art by Regina Lord

Acrylic and pencil on 8 x 10 birch panel
(sold ~ Thank You!)

I had just started with a face, as usual. But then I saw stars and a moon and knew that I was painting an astronomer.

Maybe her lineage traces her back to being a relative of Hypatia of Alexandria. That is why everyone tells her, “You have stars in your head”, when she speaks of her dreams and of the vast universe. She simply replies, “No, they are in my heart”.

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Dream Catchers and Ocean Wind Chimes

dream catcher with paper feathers

I made a few dream catchers a couple of weeks ago.

dream catcher weaving

It took a little time and patience for me to get the weaving part down. I had to re-do my first one twice, but then I got into the groove of it and it was really fun.

paper feathers

I used a bunch of different fancy fibers and beads, then made painted paper feathers coated both sides with clear tar gel to give them a little extra weight and durability.


Making the dream catchers reminded me of some wind chimes that I made with my friend Katy in Oregon almost 2 years ago.  After a day of collecting shells, rocks and other fun stuff at the beach, we went back to her place and made some really fun ocean wind chimes. Totally her idea–totally fun and creative.

ocean shell wind chimes

ocean shell wind chimes

P.S. The dream catcher and wind chime photos were edited in my favorite online editing program –> PicMonkey.  I used the cloud texture to create the dreamy look.

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big blooms

Magnolias - Art by Regina Lord

Acrylic on 20 x 24 inch canvas

flowers works in progress

I didn’t think I would ever get this painting done. I have several paintings half done right now and finally decided to sit down and finish just one.  Now, I feel ready to conquer all the others.  One at a time.

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I saw this quote this morning and I really love it. Thought it would be fun to write it out with a PITT pen in my new journal. The ink actually did very well with the handmade paper.

Happy Friday!!

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Happy Day

I had a very happy day out with my hubby yesterday.  First, a latte at my favorite coffee place.

Then a trip to the Tucson Museum of Art to see the current exhibits.

Then, dinner and dessert with the kids. The cake was AMAZING!! A chocolate tres leche.  Mmmmmm.

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes and all the orders from my sale!

xoxo, Regina

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5th Annual Birthday Sale

bdysale2014That time again. My biggest sale of the year!! Everything in my ETSY Shop: Prints, art jewelry, matted original art, ornaments, e-courses, pill boxes and banners. Oh, and there are only 15 calendars left out of 100.  Snatch one up before they are gone!

All canvas art and custom word art, which is not for sale at this time (sorry :( ), has been moved to my website shop.

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous weekend!!

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Girl with bright eyes, art by Regina Lord

I always like to paint faces when I am feeling a little stuck and unsure what to do next.

Girl with red hair, art by Regina Lord

Both of these are acrylic and prisma pencils on watercolor paper.

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Web stuff and books

2014 books

I really love listening to a good book on audio.  I like to listen while I paint. I get so much more work done when I do this.  It just gets me into the most beautiful flow.

These are the books I read in 2014. I loved Life of Pi, The Help, The Elegance of a Hedgehog, The Book Thief and The Goldfinch the most, I think.  I can’t wait to start on my list for 2015. My goal is 30 books.

CreativeKismet website

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time updating my website. Updating images fixing a few things. I still have a ton more work to do, but it is so time consuming and sometimes very mind boggling.

Creative Kismet Portfolio

I changed the portfolio page and added all the images for painting I did in 2014.

I’ve also added more original paintings to my webshop and taken the original canvas paintings out of my etsy shop.

And for those of you have been following me for a while, you might remember that I have a HUGE etsy sale happening this weekend. Stay tuned!

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heart in hand, art by Regina Lord

Getting into heart mode again with Valentine’s Day around the corner.

House of Love, Art by Regina Lord

Plus, I’ve been trying to get back in the grove with a couple of small painting.  I have a lot planned for the this month before my next round of spring art shows start up again.  I just need to begin!

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Welcoming 2015!!

Happy New Year!!

We traveled north after Christmas, and got to experience the warm sun, some blizzarding snow and drizzling rain.  It was quite the adventure! Then we came home just in time to welcome the new year. The kids are at the stage where they want to stay up all night and they want us to be up all night with them. Ugh! It is getting harder and harder to stay up that late!

When we travel to visit family, I always take a few art supplies with me. It is really hard for me to not be able to create, draw, doodle (anything!) for 4-5 days straight. So I took a few pens, charcoal pencils and my Inktense pencils and was able to play a bit during the quiets moments of our trip. It also helps to calm me in stressful or uncomfortable situations.

I’ve been told that Inktense pencils (water soluble pencils by Derwent) fade over time, but I’ve not had any issues with this happening. I mostly only use them in my art journal or little 4×6 inch pieces of watercolor paper. I think they are really fun to use and play with, specially when traveling.  The kids like them too.

I also did a couple of charcoal sketches and white ink (jellyroll pen) on black paper doodles and lettering.

I am currently working on getting original paintings on my website, picking my word (or words) for the year and planning what is next! So much to think about and do.

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