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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sleepless Me & My Boy Turned 4


Man, lately I have been up pondering, rehashing, thinking, praying a lot of the nights.  When things chip away at me in real life I can usually sweep them aside, & busy myself during the day.  But then the crazy darn issues come up in my dreams, or just leave me wide awake mulling them over in the wee hours.  I wasn't too terribly nice to someone the other day, & I already apologized but it is still bothering me. Ironically, I am helping to lead a book study group about words & the power they can have.  How we can build people up or tear them down(& ourselves) with what we say.  Of course, then I went out practically the very same same day of the study & shot my mouth off a little :(  Ok, so I'm still a work in progress. Another thing is, I've been having a little rash of bad luck in shipping my art pieces. They have always got to their destination safely in the past....lately 2 things have been broken.  Now I have something pretty fragile on the way to Florida, & believe me I packed that mother up well...but I am still a little worried. Hoping it arrives safe & sound!  So I  came to the conclusion when thinking about other things too, that I don't like to mess up.  Maybe that is whats really bugging me.....hmmmm?  Many thanks to my blog for playing the role of my sounding board/shrink today. Ha ha.

Switching gears here.  My little guy turned 4 yesterday. I am so grateful to have him. I never pictured myself with a boy before having him, but it was meant to be :) We went to the San Diego Zoo & Old Town San Diego over the weekend & had a great time....even got a little run in!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

It Rains A Lot Inside My Head

I'm really not a lover of rain, or days without makes me feel a bit gloomy.  A couple days of it straight, & I am sad & stir crazy.  I've come to the conclusion I wouldn't last long in Portland or Seattle, bummer since I always felt that's where my kind of peeps reside.  Anyway, here is my latest rainy day girl.  I used ink pen & watercolor pencils, as well as papers & some beads....all in a little black tray.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Japanese Style

I think I pretty much love all things Japanese.  Love their Kokeshi & Ichimatsu dolls, the crazy/cool Harajuku styles some wear, the food, Geishas & their beautiful outfits, & of of course those cute Japanese Snow Monkeys!  I would love to go explore that country, & shop(of course).  Actually I was in Japan once, but it was only in an airport on a time to see the country :(

A lot of the art I create seems to have a little Japanese inspiration. Regardless of whether or not I set out to make something I'm working on look Asian, they often do.  Below are a few things I've been working on lately.  The first little girl is made of my kids Shrinky-dink plastic...I kind of hijacked it from my kids, & started having my own fun.  She is in a re-purposed mini Altoid tin that is decorated with paper & beads.  I also was making a box for my clay girl, I had made a while back, named Miyoko.  I put her in a painted wood box, & decorated the inside so she has a little place to stay.