Sunday, April 26, 2009

Illustration Friday – Theater

When I saw the topic for this week, I thought how appropriate it was for our house this weekend! My daugher, hannah, is in her last middle school musical, as the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods - by the wonderfully awesome Stephen Sondheim. And my equally awesome daughter did the most fabulous job! It was great fun. I'm posting a piece that I did a while ago called Waiting to Enter. It seemed appropriate with the whole waiting in the wings thing as I saw Hannah peeking out from the wings and giving us a thumbs up before the show began.

Friday, April 17, 2009

IF – Impossibility

There were so many ways to go with this week's topic...I decided to use a piece that I finished several months ago and haven't really done anything with. It's called A Place to Call Home - and I started thinking what an impossibility it is for those who have no place to live, to even imagine having a house, an apartment, a room. And how very blessed we are to have a nice, safe place to live that we call home.

Floating on the "Breese"

Many thanks to the wonderful, talented Bella Sinclair for my beautiful Breese Award (Peter Breese ). (Many apologies for not passing this along sooner this week. It has been a crazy week here.) I am truly honored to receive this award and am passing it along to six inspirational individuals - all amazing artists. Please visit their blogs and keep the award moving along by passing it on to six other recipients. Thanks again Bella!

Diane Duda
Graziella Mattar
Sarah Wyman
Debbie Egizio
Manuela Jarry

Friday, April 10, 2009

Illustration Friday – Fleeting

Even though right now I'm looking forward to the arrival of spring, and all the beautiful flowers and green leaves - I know there will come that moment when summer will start to flee. The flowers will lose their bright, vivid colors, and a different kind of beauty will come to nature with brightly colored falling leaves. Nature, it seems, is always fleeting. This piece is called Summer's End.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Illustration Friday – Talisman

Talisman – anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions. This partial line – "i carry your heart" – from an e.e.cummings poem popped into my head when I saw the topic for this week.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Kretiv Blogger

Many thanks to the talented Jenny for giving me this award! Visit her blog if you haven’t been there yet…her work is wonderful. It is now my turn to pass the award to other bloggers and share things I love. I'm new to this tagging experience...hope I have it right!

So here we go, 7 things I love...
1. Family night with my girls and hubby. It’s rare for us all to be in one place at the same time! So, whether we’re watching a movie, playing Wii or just hanging out, it’s great.
2. Soccer!From my daughter’s teams to MLS to English Premier to World Cup…I’m an addict.
3. Hanging out in a book store for hours.
4. Books! Reading has always been very important to me. I have to read a few pages every night before bed if I can’t squeeze in more time than that. It brings peace and restoration to me.
5. Spending time with friends and family.
6. Creating, creating, creating…
7. Popcorn! Absolutely my favorite snack food.

... and 7 blogs I love visiting:
Sarah Wyman
Debbie Egizio
Leanne Ellis
Bella Sinclair
Piper Anderson

[Note to the selected bloggers: You're off the hook if you already got the award or if tagging isn't your thing, I just like your work and blogs :) ]