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Two recent pieces from this fall….both mixed media pieces with ink, acrylic, collage and pen&ink…a shout out to Alena Hennessy and her Year of Painting II online class along with her Autumn Soul Retreat. IMG_2934

This little grasshopper appeared at the Soul Retreat happened in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The moutains were a perfect backdrop for inspiration as was guest artist Mati Rose who taught us some techniques for collage. The grasshopper has a bit of a back story: we had done a spirit animal meditation prior to going to paint and I was not convinced about my thoughts. Upon arriving in the studio here is what awaited me ~

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How could I ignore such a greeting! As the details of his spirit were told to me by a friend, it became more apparent that his visit was not by chance …get off your haunches, jump , you have more power than you know….so here’s to you little guy! ( I still may add verse to it but for now he has found his place!



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This little guy is for sale as a print on Society6  site…I am experimenting with using their site to sell prints. There is a special promotion for free shipping here:

Promotion expires April 12, 2015 at Midnight Pacific Time.

This rooster that matches the colors and technique used:rooster 1A

Let me know if you try it out – very curious….I bought a mug from a friend and it was great quality. I have not gotten into the other products yet but will try and work torward that – I will post when that’s ready. For now it’s just prints for me!

January is upon us and here we go with new projects and classes. 

I am participating in Alena Hennesy’s Year of Painting II – I enjoyed the last years class so much I dove in again!

This is my latest on aqua board with inks and feather prints.

I had some inspiring moments to start off the year during a trip to Los Angeles…a room full of Warhol at MOCA, the arts district and good food and fun!IMG_1678 IMG_1683 IMG_1682 IMG_1677 IMG_1676 IMG_1659

Another painting class -and the outcome is below, I am loving completing a painting each time.  Walking out with a finished piece is a very refreshing feeling!!

I had saved the photo used as the inspiration,for many years, randomly torn out of a magazine because it was something that spoke to me. Always a flower lover, these colors looked so happy and light, I really wanted to try it. We had done single objects but I had not attempted this quantity and was a little intimidated but, kept saying to myself as I painted keep it loose and let the eye complete it…hopefully your’s will !

Enjoy your week and may it be filled with delightful color!