Firstly! I want you all to know that my summer workshops have been posted on my website, so please come visit me at Viva Gallery for a class!
Secondly, as promised, here is also the link to the UCLA Weight Loss Program I am doing right now. I know, I know, it's a little drastic, but I need drastic right now. I'll tell you what it IS - is TOTALLY EFFING HARD, but I've survived 10 days. Things already feel way better when I bend over to tie my shoes.
And, finally, the drowning...
Here is a piece in a similar style to the commissioned piece I did.
Can you tell that's half a heart? I'm not sure... I love the colors. It is 15"x20" on watercolor paper.
Below is my first mandala. I took a mandala class at Viva Gallery - well sorta. When I signed up, I didn't realize it was a 4 part class, one class a month for 4 months. That is waaaaaaay too much commitment for me. Plus, my busy schedule just didn't allow me to make the middle two classes. But I still completed the mandala. The teacher was visibly horrified. What do you think? Her comment was - "Well, it sure is your style." It's 2 feet x 2 feet on wrapped canvas.
That's ok. I'm confident enough to realize that she didn't appreciate it because it was not in the traditional looking style of the Tibetan mandala. But, I'm not Tibetan, I'm me, and I'm glad it's in my style. After looking at it for a while, I thought it might not be finsihed. It looks a little empty. Not sure what I'll end up doing, but that's what's there for now.
Last week, I was struggling with my new "Food" plan, and the one thing that makes me completely forget about food, eating, or anything else for that matter is doing art. So, I spent LOTS of time in the studio last week, after the kiddies went to bed. I didn't stay up late this time, too tired. But here's what came out.
This first piece is my favorite. It has a hadwritten line from a Grateful Dead song: "When I had no wings to fly, you flew to me". I love that line. This piece is 11"x17" on watercolor paper. Next is a piece I made from a leftover phototransfer, which is the background. I simply added the elements as you see. The gold blob on the bottom right is sealing wax melted over the collage, allowed to almost dry, then I stamped cool text with a rubber stamp into it. It is approximately 8"x10" on photo paper.
This next piece was something I finished up from a leftover from LK Ludwig's Nature Journaling class from Art & Soul. This piece is 11"x17" on watercolor paper.
Next is a sweet, pink lotus piece. Yes, I know, it's the same flower that Anahata uses in her cards. Well, damn it, I like that flower too, and it's a copyright free image, so I intend on using it. This piece is 11"x17" on watercolor paper.So, there you go. Not really feeling drowned? Me neather. That's really not EVERYTHING, but definetely my favorites. They will all be on sale at this event! Oh - except the mandala.