Saturday, November 22, 2014

Introducing Dream Digger Studios

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"The Wedding" 30x48" acrylic on canvas

Today is the beginning of a new creative chapter and I want YOU to go with me!  For some time, I've been feeling a bit uninspired - stagnant even - with my blog here at My Blooming Life.

I began this blog years ago at the beginning of a journey - one that ultimately led me to a new vocation - that of artist, writer and photographer.  My life was "blooming" in ways I'd not dreamt of.  I hesitate to say "I've bloomed" - I've not - there is so much further to travel.  However, I certainly have a much clearer vision of where I long to go as a creative being.

To take the next step, I needed more than a blog makeover or facelift - I needed a major reinvention!  Therefore this morning, as I watched the sun rise over rocky desert mountains, I pressed "publish" on a sparkly new website.  I invite you there now - as I will no longer be sharing with you here.  

Please join me at Dream Digger Studio!

"The life you want waits inside of you like a flower waits inside a seed." -Mark Nepo

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Desert Passages

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

You ARE Allowed

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
You're allowed to drip, smear and play with color
without having any idea of what you'll do with it later.

You're allowed to alter a favorite book into a fancy new sketchbook.

You're allowed to throw a party, then throw the decorations into your collage pile . . . 

your EVER GROWING collage pile.

You're allowed to paint with a new palette -

adding layers and marks and scratches onto canvas!

You're allowed to make your desk a place to play -

and make way "better" use of those stuffy old office supplies.

 And you're allowed to rest, feet up, under piles of warm blankets, magazine in lap.
(Dogger can too!)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What I Love Most

Sunday, October 12, 2014
I've been quiet on my blog for so long, I could have easily abandoned it altogether.  I may still.  
I notice lots of people have quit blogging - it seems to be a reaction to the quicker
Twitter or Instragram (neither of which I do).

My heart remains with the slower paced stuff, so for now I'll do it when the mood strikes.

Yesterday, I had so much fun finding these images within abstract backgrounds 
created with acrylic paint and modeling paste on paper.

Finding shapes and faces inside a colorful chaos is what I love most!
Over the past few years of painting, it's the technique I return to again and again.
Each time I do, it feels new and exciting.

I love the surprise.  The NOT planning or composing.
I love making sense of partial shapes.
The kind-of-sort-of story.
The mystery.
The making of something from nothing.

Don't let them fool you - these are all tiny little paintings.
Each is only about 3x4 inches.
It's fun to paint small when I usually go big!

Images were brought forth using Inktense pencil and white gelly roll pen, 
right in my lap as I watched The DaVinci Code for the 10,000+ time.
I sense a theme.....hidden messages, art making....
blah blah - you have to know the movie or book.

Because all the forms were found and not composed, 
I don't even think they look like the same artist did them all.
Which tickles my artistic funny bone.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Layers and Lists

Monday, September 22, 2014
A flip through my many journals reveal pages of layers and lists.

Thoughts and dreams and desires.

Tasks and to-do's.

Answers and questions.