Friday, June 25, 2010

jeweled balm

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all is right with the world."

~ Ada Louise Huxtable

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

pitter patter

we're in for a blow. there's a severe thunderstorm warning for tonight complete with rain, heavy winds, possible hail and tornadoes. leaving the tornadoes out of it it could make for a cozy night. i do love a good thunderstorm, i'm not a fan of heavy winds though, they can get scary.

the clouds out my window are moving at a pretty good pace. i've watched them change within minutes from wispy white smudges to great fluffy monsters covered in grey shadows. they're running across the sky as if they're being chased, growing bigger and bigger, darker and darker. little pockets of blue and light are peeking out shyly and the scent of rain is in the air.

i have ribs braising in the oven for damian's dinner, there's 5 more minutes on the timer and then i have to grill them. hopefully the rain holds off until i'm done that step and all will be well. then we can settle in for a stormy night of rain tapping our windows, movies, and cuddling.

i better get some candles ready just in case.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ringmaster belongs to...

Congratulations Michelle!!! I'll be sending your new piece of art off to you on Monday.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

... and i did

Residual Harmony. acrylic, charcoal, pastel, pencil on 30" x 30" wood panel.

Untitled. acrylic, pencil, pastel, charcoal, modeling paste, paper on 18" x 24" gallery stretched canvas.

don't forget about the art giveaway! it's not too late to enter.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

wandering through then

i've got wanderlust, for past eras. the 20's, 30's. i would really love to be spending these hot still days in a soft lazy manner and these breezy chirping nights in a whirling daze.

barefoot. tea & toast with jam while feeling the wind twist through the curtains of the kitchen window. catching sun rays with peripheral vision flickering on proximity glass.

barefoot. collecting wild flowers for an antique vase, laying in a field watching clouds change shape, bird songs, clinking ice cubes in iced tea, not a care in the world.

barefoot. a silk dress and champagne cocktails, wrapped around the hug of a handsome boy on a dance floor, swinging amongst wide open laughter, living aloud, a clock that doesn't know how to tell time.


i'd say it's about time for some free art.

i'm giving away the above piece, 'Ringmaster', a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" original mini mixed media painting on stretched canvas.

the rules:
all you have to do is leave a comment on this post about what era you would time travel to if you could.

one entry per person. spread the word on your blog for a second entry. simply comment on this post with a link to your post. what the heck, spread the word however you'd like and just let me know here!

i will put all names into a proverbial hat and draw on Saturday June 11th at 8:00pm EST. please make sure you leave an email contact in your comment so i can get in touch with you if you win.

la bonne nuit belle