Monday, May 25, 2015

mandala monday

I make these little mandalas often, 
they're not always elaborate, or fancy,
just something to create when i have a minute.
so i will try to post one every monday...

Stuff on my work desk...



Friday, May 22, 2015

My news!

I have news! I will just blurt it out...

I am going to be in a book!!!!!

I am very excited! Walter Foster publishing is doing a mandala book! It's a how to book for creating mandalas and they saw my art online and asked if i would be interested in contributing! Of course, i was, so the book is already underway! I will have 6 mandalas in it, and i have been happily painting away! And, yes, every sentence there needed an exclamation point!!!

I am posting one today that i decided not to use. I like it but wasn't totally pleased so i decided to redo it before submitting to the book. 

I will add a link when the book is ready, it is all moving pretty quickly.....








Friday, May 8, 2015

A glimpse in my work date book....

Instead of keeping my datebook for my dayjob all pristine and neat, i have been glueing in some quick sketches i did while waiting somewhere, and also smudging in some acrylic paint on blank days in the calender... Nothing fancy and perfect, just messy and fun. I haven't kept it up lately so the last 2 months pages are pretty boring compared to some of these earlier ones.....nothing on those new pages but schedules and meetings. 

I have missed paint party friday for a few weeks so i wanted to join in this week. I have actually been painting away this week like crazy, lots of mandalas, and i can tell you why next week..... I am excited and can't wait to share my news!






Friday, April 10, 2015

Just a glimpse


Back to watercolor and pencil girls in my sketchbook.... I haven't managed to finish any of the larger canvases but I completed a few pages in different sketchbooks this week...my mind seems too distracted to figure out what to work on first, so I have mostly been reading. I finished pride and prejudice and Emma and also the secret of magic by Deborah Johnson.





But what I am most excited about today is I finally, finally have some spring in my yard!!!!!
I had to search, but it is there!




Friday, March 27, 2015

2 Works in progress...

Not much to show except a fee tiny glimpses of two large canvases i have recently started, much bigger than i normally do and i am trying avoid falling ladies or mandalas in these. But i AM trying to put in pieces of things i love, just glimpses.....