Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Art Journal Project - Week 17 - Alive

This is my attempt at gluing on a cut-out from a magazine. I’m afraid I’m not a cut-out from magazine type of girl… but here it is anyway. The photo is of flowing lava and symbolizes being grounded and living in the “flow”. The background is kind of the cosmos… where I usually am - my head anyway. The message is about living here on earth – doing what it takes to be ALIVE. The quote is from the prompt. The rest starts out as "A Wise Woman told me to get out of my head...", and the rest is blurry on purpose. Can't share everything!

Art Journal Project - Week 13 - Queen of Something

...Maps. I’d have to say, if I'm the Queen of anything, besides my own castle, I'm the Map Queen. I can find my way home from anywhere. I’ll never get lost unless I want to, or if the map is wrong, or there isn’t one. It’s kind of interesting, to me anyway, that I drew I-90 on there with arrows at each end pointing HOME. Boston on one end… what a long ride that would be… and Seattle on the other. Either way WOULD take me home...

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Art Journal: Week 16 - Landscape

O Moon …How is it you are one of my favorite things to gaze upon… Yet, I can’t remember the last time I saw you?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Tonight thousands of peace vigils will be held in support of Cindy Sheehan and all the other mothers who have lost sons or daughters in Iraq. I will light a candle to add my energy for peace to that of everyone else's. I love the idea of all this energy swirling around at the same time, sending peaceful vibes to the people of the world.

Picasso's Face of Peace

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I'm Going to Art School!

I wrote in my august goals that I was going to sign up for "an" art class... well I did it! But I went above and beyond... I signed up for THREE!!!! Children's Book Illustration, Beginning Drawing, Painting Techniques Survey. Happy Happy, I can't wait till they start!! Oh, and I also became a member of the Kirkland Arts Center. So... it's not really "Art School"... but close enough for this girl.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Art Journal Project: Risk

It says: For the longest time she had wanted a little diamond freckle on her nose, but she thought the world was saying “That is a stupid idea”. She thought she heard: “You are neither pretty enough nor ugly enough to get away with one of those”, and, “Why would you want to draw attention to your nose?” and, “What would people think?” So... she didn’t do it. Somewhere in the back of her mind a little voice whispered things like “Who says you are not pretty enough?” and, “Why do you care what people will think?” and, “What is wrong with your nose, anyway?", and the little voice grew louder and louder until she couldn’t ignore it any more… and on that day… she got one.

Magic Tongue

It is pure joy for me to watch Luke draw or paint a picture or cut something out of paper these days as he is at that age where anything he does with his hands, especially if it requires extra concentration, is accompanied by a wild tongue dance. His tongue is enchanted with magic powers that help him create and do and be - it moves at lightning speed and travels many miles in even one simple drawing of a person or a jellyfish. I try not to laugh out loud, because he is so Serious and Intent on his work, but sometimes I can't help it - that tongue is just flittering and fluttering and swooping around - and then I just tell him it's his creation that makes me so happy, which is also the truth.

Here is the box Luke has been making while I've been making mine. I think it rocks.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Summer Sale at The Blue Between!

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Wish Box

Have I mentioned I'm taking Sonia Choquette's Heart's Desire course? It's all about creating and manifesting what you want. Part of it says to make a box, she calls it an alchemy box, to put your dreams in for safe-keeping while you and the universe work on manifesting and creating them.

This is the outside of my wish box - I've been making it for days.

And this is the inside. It's simple and plain, but that is fine, because what I put IN it is going to be very interesting and exciting!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Art Journal Project: Home

Still have not found mine... but am thinking a lot about it. Here is another entry in the Art Journal Project. Home is where you plant your heart. I am a transplant. There are little pieces of my heart all over the world...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

New Beginnings: Week 1 of Art Journal Project

I started a new Art Journal Project. I don't know that I'll share each entry, but here is the first assignment. The prompt was "new beginnings" or "why are you starting this journal?". I would love to see my art progress through the 20 assignments - I think this entry looks childish... but the hand is mine with the energy symbol in it, the stars and splatters signify the Universe and endless possibilities... by the end, I hope I have the beginnings of a defined personal style going on. We will see. Go away inner critic - it's supposed to be fun and a new adventure. Crayon, watercolor, marker.