Thursday, February 13, 2014
We are complete as we are. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Sometimes our human experience is too much and we freeze up in fear. What happens? The fear we are holding on to blocks the flow of energy and more and more negativity builds up. As soon as we release, open up, stop resisting and just feel, the flow begins again. Inside we are love. With this piece I am creating a representation of you, me. We are a beautiful vessel filled with love and light.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
So many things happen in a day, in a week, in a month. Moments of awareness, moments of fear, moments of pure joy. The journey of life is one filled with learning from all of these experiences. I've been working on two very personal pieces. These are the studies that will later become paintings. Take a look!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
After being married for nineteen years, and suddenly divorced, I realized that I had lost myself. I know a lot of people say the same thing after being in a long relationship, but it's very true. I morphed into someone that when removed from the relationship was completely lost. I have been doing a lot of personal work in order to find my Self again. It has not been easy. It's been pretty much an uphill battle. Although, I, my self, have always been here, I had to peel back so many layers to find ME. It's a beautiful, wonderful, magical feeling to feel the way I did when I was a child. I painted this piece of me finding and loving myself. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
I have been learning about the ego and the soul and our true essence as spiritual beings having a human experience. I have learned from the greats: Tolle, Williamson, Ruiz, Singer and Chopra to name a few.
Sometimes when we get wrapped up in daily life it's important to separate yourself and realize that our problems do not define who we are. In fact our identities or professions do not define what we truly are either.
I wanted to create a piece that would show the layers that envelop what we really are. I wanted to create a mystical mood by giving it a tarot card feel and an almost religious look by giving them a stained glass look. Magical!
Here it is!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Here is a sampler of some paintings I have done. It's fun to experiment with different styles and palettes. I feel that I have come a long way since I've started painting but I still have a lot to learn. I will be taking a portrait class in the coming weeks and I am very excited to start learning!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
I've been learning about self discovery and about personal growth. I've learned that with life experiences we tend to "label" ourselves. We create these labels that in turn end up being walls that prevent us from getting where we want to in life. Keeping this in mind I noticed that we are born free of these labels and walls. My take on this would be to illustrate the opposite. What would it look like to carry this burden since birth? Take a look...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Using linoleum I carved an 18x18 narrative about the rebirth of self. From the ashes left by the fire rises the Phoenix stronger than ever before. I added a baby in the womb about to be born. The star in the center is hope. The bats flying from the sides of the baby are the breakthroughs we face in life. There are floating hearts for love and pointed arrows for pain.
Speaking of pain, I cut myself a few times while carving so pain was involved in the making of this piece. Hope you like it!
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's the last two weeks of school, and everything is coming to a close. People are running around like chickens without heads working on finals. These next two weeks are crazy! I love this race against the clock, it's exciting and invigorating! Let's do this! Here are some of the projects I'm working on.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
The assignment was to create a print using a block. We were to use a minimum of two colors. The catch was that we had to use the same block for all layers. I could not understand for the life of me... until I started working. It finally dawned on me how it was going to work. The theme was to make a statement. Here's mine.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
When I came up with the feminine robot head idea I wanted her to have "hair" and a bow. I played around with the idea of her having eyelashes but I did not end up using them. I did, however, give her a luscious robotic pout! She was built piece by piece with foam core, glue gun and then she was spray painted chrome. This was a challenging piece since it was supposed to be worn. Take a look!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I've been working on this project for a few weeks now. It's a commentary on the public school system in the United States. I'm leaving the interpretation open to the viewer. This is watercolor and pencil. Click on the last one to see the full piece!