Friday, August 24, 2012

Being Published

Along my artistic journey one of the greatest pleasures I've received is being publish in Stampington & Company magazines.  I was eager to submit my first piece, but just couldn't seem to get it in the mail.  My husband finally took it and mailed it! My shock turned to thrill and amazememt when I learned I was going to be published in Somerset Studios 10th Anniversary Issue in 2007.

The thrill of being published never dies for me, its sort of like Sally Fields when she made her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, "You like me, You really like me!" It's priceless to me.  To add another special touch to this story, this is Somerset Studio's 15th year.  What a wonderful privilege and honor to share the pages of this magazine with so many talented artist's.

To see my artwork along with many other wonderful pieces, please go out and buy your copy of this magazine.

Your Creative Friend

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Keepsake Card & Flowers

I just sold this keepsake card "For the Bride" on my Etsy store this past week.  The card is custom made using the wedding colors.

Thursday night was art class where I started and finished this flower piece.  It is true, art is very therapeutic for the soul.

May you have a wonderful weekend.

Your Creative Friend

Friday, August 3, 2012

Feel the Spray

We recently found out that Delta Airlines, our parent company has elected to shut down Comair Airlines.  My husband has worked for Comair  as a pilot, instructor, and check airmen for 23 years. All that will end on Sept 29th 2012.  My entire family is going through a variety of emotions, which include fear of the unknown, the what if's, where do we go, what about the children, etc...

To handle some of this stress I've encouraged my husband to attend art class with me the past couple of weeks.  I figured if it helps me relieve some stress, it may help my husband.  I find it allows me to put all my worries aside for a couple of hours.  In this environment we are encouraged by the instructor to create from the heart, opening ourselves to the possibilities.   I'm always transported to a place of meditation allowing a sense of  peace to enter my heart. Here's the result of our latest class, mine's titled "Feel the Spray," and my husband's pieces is titled "Bell Flowers."

This is when I realized that none of us really know our future, that fear of the unknown is normal, and that anger is a by product of fear and that's unproductive.  

The wave in the painting for me represents how life sometimes crashes upon my world/family (the rock), but the rock will continue despite all the waves that come.

Your Creative Friend