Thursday, August 25, 2011


I drew the girl in my journal while I was taking Misty Mawn's class several months ago.  She just sat there until today when I decided to paint her.  I was thinking that while we wait for our "ship to come in", we build our castles in the sand. What we are waiting for...we already have.

Friday, August 12, 2011

American Gothic/Pretty Pink House

I read the news today, Oh boy..

I usually like to make pretty pictures...but today I just felt heartsick at what is going on in the world and felt moved to journal about it.  We all know that women and children will suffer most by the current situation.  Our children will be the first generation not able to "do better" than their parents.  The riots in England....I so get it. I saw a news report where the reporter asked "Where are the parents?"  I'll tell you where they work. It takes two incomes for a middle class family to survive...a working class family has to have both parents working two jobs each just to keep a roof over their head and food on the table.

Not to mention all the single mothers out there.

End of rant...I will now return to making pretty.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Free-hand Mandala

Sometimes life just seems too hard.  It's important to remember how beautiful it really is! I sketched a mandala in my art journal just to remind myself. Sometimes, I forget.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Inner Critic

Everyday I look forward to the hour or so I can "work" in my art journal. As I sat down this evening, I flipped through my latest journal,critiquing every page. I realized I was no longer just having fun....I was trying to "improve" and falling short in my estimation.

So.... I decided to just play and draw one of those silly girls I used to doodle in school instead of learning math.

I didn't line up her eyes, decide where the light was coming from, shade, or try in any way to "make art". I just doodled and splashed around some paint and ink.

Look who showed up on my page!  My "Inner Critic"!  Flame hair, tight little lips, and condescending sloe-eyes  Yep...that's her!

Do you have an Inner Critic?  What does she look like?

Show me!!!