Friday, January 11, 2013

feeling poetic

i want to apologize for my absence lately from blog land....
i have a million excuses and none
I just didn't have much to say for awhile...

I've been waiting in the wings
the wings of a blackbird
waiting for the colors of dusk
gathering shadows from the
snow filled ditches... 

My mandalas are changing,
Less color... I was and am inclined to add every color available as i paint but i don't like the look when they are done... So i decided to try to keep it simple and paint something i actually might want to look at later.

Rythmically complex
One color saturated
Self satisfying

I use my fingers to tap out syllables when i write haiku...

Also, i feel the need to change my blog and etsy shop so the falling ladies will be leaving for good.... I need a makeover for the New Year!

Thanks for stopping by and forgiving me for not visiting lately!


  1. I know you must change things up a bit from time to time, but I want you to know that I simply love the falling ladies. It drew me here in the first place.
    I also tap out the syllables of my haiku. Like minds.
    The color trap, I call it. A slave to where your mind might be right now. This is blue. Any correlation? Will Spring bring forth another color? Is the sky that slated gray pall as well this time of year? That's what I see out my window.
    Love the haiku.


  2. I love the butterfly. Happy PPF!

  3. Your butterfly is gorgeous. I hope you frame it and put it up on the wall. Soothing to see. I like the colors in the mandala and the intricate design.

  4. I love your falling ladies and the mandala colors are beautiful as well as the design. Lovely work! Happy PPF!

  5. Butterfly is awesome ~ lovely haiku and Spadoman indicated ~ Fallen Ladies drew me in ~ perhaps a new header photo? with new 'fallen ladies' ~ with your new style of art ??? just a thought ~ trying to keep it simple ~

    A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

  6. Go to hear your voice and I will happily follow where changes bring you. I love what you bring to the world.
    Happy Friday !

  7. Great Haiku, love it! I tried it too and had a lot of fun!

  8. The butterfly is utterly lovely, and it, the haiku and the photographs say all they need to about your absence... just happy to see some more of your beautiful work.
    Alison x

  9. I only just found the falling ladies and now they're vanishing! I'll look forward to what comes next :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  10. I love the blue butterfly, but I admire your patience to get that kind of mandalas seem very difficult. Saludos

  11. Love your butterfly and the mandela, look forward to your new adventure.

  12. I too tap my fingers while writing haiku... I will fall with you Andrea no matter where your colors go... I love your art, and even in silence, so much happens. It is always a wonder to visit you here.

  13. Gorgeous blues in your artworks this week.
    So great to have you back! :)
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  14. Firstly I wanted to say I miss your falling ladies, but I do love your new artwork. The butterfly is beautiful as is the mandela. Happy PPF, Annette x

  15. I'll be waiting to see the new look! (Like the unicolor mandalas, but then I'm a blue person.)

  16. I love your art work and it is good that it is evolving! The blues are delicious... I am drawn to blue in winter. I look forward to seeing your blog 'make-over.!!

  17. Still all beautiful work whether you use more or less color!! You are loved!!

    Hugs Giggles

  18. I have been MIA too, I guess life gets crazy sometimes.... good to see you again, and good luck with your updating and changes!

  19. Ah, time for the falling ladies to fall out of your life....but, what an amazing run they had :)

    Can't wait to see what changes you have in store. Love the butterfly, too!

  20. Beautiful mandalas, just exquisite! <3

  21. welcome back. it seems that many of us have been absent for a while recently and it also seems to be the time of blog makeovers-i'll look forward to seeing yours. your butterfly is beautiful and i like the limited and wintery colours of your stunning mandalas.

  22. Your butterfly is just beautiful and the mandalas are stunning....

  23. Love the butterfly, well, and your mandala and haiku AND that zentangled art-awesome projects!! Happy PPF!

  24. dear beautiful you,
    welcome back! i too have found my time on the computer completely dedicated to preparations for our upcoming, Bloom True with Flora Bowley in San Miguel. i am sneaking in visits to all the beautiful haiku. thank you for always extending the hand of beauty through your words and paint. looking forward to your big reveal!

  25. I so enjoy your art. Glad you are back.

  26. Oh Andrea, your posts are always so poetic
    and beautiful. Your mandala looks like a hydrangea
    amazing how you can make magic happen with ink. ♥♥

  27. Love your butterfly and your mandala. I trust you will do what you need to do, take the time you need, change what you need to...we'll still be here. :)

  28. I've been absent a lot lately too, but I had to stop by to tell you that I shared one of your falling ladies with one of my students yesterday. She had painted a mermaid and the expression on her face looked so much like one of your paintings to me, I just had to tell you! I'll be blogging it tomorrow if you want a peek......
    And as always, I LOVE your mandalas- full of color or not, they are always incredible. LOVE them!