Art pippin

Pink is the Color

I am overflowing these days with creative energy. It's a wonderful feeling and one I wish came my way more often. 

I can contribute this burst of energy from a fun class I took withwhich was Daring Adventures in Abstract Painting. It was a five week course that explored color, abstraction, layering, and mark making. The key word was play. And play I did.

Below are some of the paintings I completed in the class. 

Orange Surprise - 18"x24"

Orange Surprise - 18"x24"

Up close Orange Surprise

Up close 'Clouds'

More Pink themed paintings. Seems to be the color of the moment. 

Surrend - 18"x24"

Cotton Candy - 28"x22" -  All the colors one can eat in cotton candy.

Up close Cotton Candy

Painting flowers was one of the lessons, which was my favorite lesson. Currently painting a whole series of flower paintings that will be available in April. 

Myrtle 12"x16" - Named after my Grandma who wore these colors. 

In progress stayed tuned for the final piece. 

Enjoying the process of these paintings, and look forward to share more.

 

Light :: Happiness :: Reflection

Today is winter solstice which marks the shortest day of year and the first day of winter. To me it means spring is not that far away. It's a day when I start to savor more of the daylight as we move into the coldest time of winter. This is a time of year when I reflect and think about the good in my life, and give myself permission to be a homebody. I go into hibernation mode and spend most nights reading by the fire with my husband and dog. I call it the good life. 

This time of year I am also more aware of the possibility for peace, love, happiness, and gratitude. I feel my heart has a chance to open more and connect to others happiness and light. 

Below is the Holiday postcard I designed this year and the photo on the back is me with my husband and sweet dog Jake. The photo was taken on our summer trip to my home state Colorado. 

I share my holiday wish with you and may you all be surrounded by love and warmth!