Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You may now purchase my paintings on my NEW website!

'Her Wings were Clipped'

This painting and more are now available to purchase on my NEW website! 

I am adding new art, as I am currently working on my new  'Crow Paintings' series. I love crows, they are magical, mystical, mysterious, spiritual clowns!  You will find crows everywhere, poetry is wrote about them, stories are told about them, artists paint and sculpt them . There is such fascination about crows.  I have been reading and researching about the Albino Crow.  They are ostracized from the other crows. They are always outside the circles, or somewhere to the side, a distance away from the black crows.  They will be around them but not a part of the group. Being an introvert, I somewhat relate to this!   And don't you love Edgar Alan Poe's Crow stories and poems!  They love shiny objects and will play, interact, like dancing with shiny light reflecting objects. They really are great entertainment for us.

'Dance of the Crows'

'Dance of the Crows' painting, The crows are having a dance party and you all are invited to dance with them!, No need to feel self-conscious, just fling those arms around and dance like you were flying with them! 

Wishing everyone a Happy Crow Dancing Day! 

Monday, October 13, 2014


Acrylic 12"x 36"

Grief, a subject we all like to avoid, and never post anything negative on your art blog, things I have been told and taught.  Well, here it is in all it's glory. Grief.
Grief has and is effecting me and my life in so many ways, I just can't avoid talking about it anymore.

As some of you who know me personally, know I lost my little Sister, Carrie last year and before that her daughter, my beautiful niece, Dusty Ann.  I have actually lost 9 or 10 people I love dearly within the last 2 to 3 years, I have lost count. It is like everyone is leaving me. I have been broken heart and broken spiritually. I have been trying hard to put the pieces back together.  But, I have come to realize, those pieces will never fit the same way, because too many of them are missing.  Time does heal, in some ways,( in the fact), you learn to get on with your life the best you can. But, you never stop grieving or missing them.  I knew my loved ones, my entire life, they were and are a part of me. Each one was a precious gift. 

I have also been grieving other parts of my life that will never be the same, I live with extreme chronic pain. I get sad, I get angry and I try to ignore it. But, the truth is, it has changed my life, it has changed me. I can no longer sleep through the night, if I sleep at all, I can't work even at my art the way I want or used to. I feel lose here too, I have always been a very hard worker, very physical and active.  Now, things wipe me out that I used to take for granted, going to the store, going to the laundry mat.  Please, I am not complaining as much as just telling you about the changes in my life. My life is different now.   

What I have come to realize, I am not the same person, I was. I can't go back and own art galleries and schmooze like I use to or help other people in the art world, which I always love to do.  I can only go forward with my new life, I am not sure what all that is or will be, but, everyday I am grateful I am here on this planet breathing and able to still create and paint. I love to paint, I have drawn and painted since I was placed here on this earth, it is part of my soul, and I have no choice but to express it. It brings me joy and happiness and sometimes frustration, but always a learning experience.

All of this came up for me this past week, when I tried to step back into a world where I didn't fit or belong anymore. Grief and Pain can bring gifts as well.  I have changed, and it is not all bad. I appreciate people more, I appreciate my life more, I appreciate everything more, and I say thank you a lot. I am more honest now, I have more compassion. ( Amazing how uncomfortable this makes some people) But, also, I have less patience and tolerance for crap, phoniness, rudeness, elitist, and people being just mean spirited. Life is very precious and each and everyone of us deserve and appreciate to be treated with kindness. 

Which brings me to another, yet related subject,  Sacramento has an interesting art world, although it is filled with extremely talented artists, there is something missing. I have owned and operated 5 art galleries in the years I have lived here and the area still has that same energy.  There is a huge lack of professionalism, I am not slamming anyone. There is a level of consciousness here, that can not seem to move beyond it's mental block, even with all the wonderful artists and artwork here in this beautiful city! 
 I am going to end this post here, because this is going to be the subject of some of my next posts. 
So, stay tuned.................................Peace, show kindness today, to yourself and others!

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things,or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want." 
 Margaret Young

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Crows, Crows,Crows!!!!

'The Gossips'
12"x 36" x 2.5"

Two of my paintings have been juried into the 2nd Annual Crow show in Midtown  at the:

 Atelier 20 gallery
915 20th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Artist's reception October 11th, 4 pm - 6 pm

It's that time of year, and what a great theme for an art show. I love crows! I had so much fun painting the crow pieces! I add crows in a lot of my artwork.  They are very symbolic, mysterious, mischievous, and beautiful.  When you take the time to really look at a crow, you can see their many colors and color reflections among the feathers. They are fun to watch and each one has it's own personality.  I painted 'The Gossips' because when I watch them, they seem to be telling secrets, mischievous, juicy bits of gossip.....................................

'Clowning Around'
24" x 24" x 2.5"

And of course they play and love shiny objects (who doesn't). That is the theme of my second crow painting, always clowning around, finding  treasures, playing with them, and hiding them.

Kristi Huges, owner of Atelier 20 is an amazing well known interior design and artist. She created her fun and beautiful space about two years ago in midtown. 
I got lost among all the unique treasures: paintings, sculptures, jewelry,and yes lots of crows!  Her space has a wonderful gallery, with great natural light. 

 Thank you, Kristi for including me in this fun show!

Come on down and enjoy this fun show! My crows are looking for a new home, it might be yours!