New in the studio-Clay-Touch of Spring

I'm in my studio this afternoon and I am basking in the sun that floods through the window.  Yesterday it was 80!  Yes 80!  Today I think it is in the 70's and absolutely delightful.  But where is winter?  Maybe where you live?  And as much as I do delight in a good sunny day there is something about not feeling guilty when I'm in the studio on cold, dreary and wintry days.

I'm busy with new art and new ideas.  Famous for having ideas but not always getting them down I'm trying to correct that practice.  I have a notebook/journal obsession to begin with and have kicked that into a higher gear with one in the car, (or let's make that two), one for my purse, and a countless number in the house.

But today I wanted to share with you a new "girl".  She has friends and I'm working on some birthday cards with all of them to sell soon.  But yesterday I made some hearts out of clay. Another new adventure for me.  Patience is allowing them to dry before proceeding! 
I didn't have the right kind of wire so I improvised and unfortunately the Poly I applied lastly yellowed my piece a bit but it was fun none the less! Not sure why the yellowing. The clay?  The paint base I used?  Or maybe it's not shaken well enough Poly?  Sigh.

His Grace

In times of adversity, trouble, pain, and sometimes just everyday life we can't for get this!
It can be so easy to take things for granted that when our apple carts get up ended we need to be reminded that "his grace is sufficient". 

I've got new art as new posters listed for sale in my shop and also available on Amazon
Remember if buying directly from me all my pricing includes shipping and often frames.
Happy creating!

Hello 2016

My how the days and years are just running together.  A ripple in time and here we are at 2016.
2015 was a good art year and with strong optimism and some necessary time in the studio I believe 2016 to be even better!

I've closed out 2015 with a day of studio cleaning.  You can't see the entire area from this picture but I assure you it is in better order all around that it has been for some time.  It's been interesting to see my art studio change and transform as my art has. I literally tossed 4 bags of trash and yes, even including old art.
So now as 2016 begins, fresh and organized I'm looking forward to some new art ideas and putting brush to canvas and messy fingers and lots of color.  So here is sneek peak at a new piece for 2016 and it is listed on my shop for sale now as a 13 x 19 poster.

Happy New Year!!