I love these Christmas flowers. When I was growing up my mother always managed to keep them around for long after the Christmas decorations had be stored. This year, I have managed to do the same, with the help of my husband who has lovingly nursed them while I have been working some long hours. I hope you enjoy this February flower and perhaps you can think of something that you would like to nuture along, long after it’s usual season is long completed. Keep making art!
Recently I attended the wedding of my neice. I managed to catch this shot later in the evening and thought it very relaxed and fitting that grandmother and granddaughter should share a special moment in time together on such a beautiful day. Enjoy, cherish your special moments with the generations before you and keep making art!
My niece is getting married on June 7, 2013 and I wanted to try out an idea for her wedding gift. I would like to create a piece with this same idea but with her bouquet and her wedding shoe. The bouquet is made up of peonies and I’ve just got to snap a photo of her shoes! Creeping her Pinterest page may help! Enjoy, suggestions are welcome and keep making art!
Now that I have your attention!! Yes, this shoe is inspired by the great Marvin Gaye and his epic piece of music Sexual Healing. Shoe’s always have such sex appeal and I love to draw and paint them! I was listening to a feature called Rearview Mirror on CBC Radio2 Drive with Rich Terfry this past Friday and he told the story of Gaye’s departure from the U.S. and his settling in Belgium to rebuild himself. He had contacted a journalist to help him write his autobiography and when the journalist entered Marvin Gaye’s apartment he saw a huge pile of porno magazines. The journalist reportedly said something like ” It looks like you need some sexual healing man”…and the song was born in Marvin’s mind. I was still pretty young when this tune was on the charts but I remember it and I remember hearing of Marvin Gaye’s death less than a year later. Enjoy, listen again to the great Marvin Gaye and keep making music, love and art!!
Some of you may remember a blogger and artist names Lance Weisser. He is an amazingly talents watercolour artist and an inspiration to me. He has not blogged since May of 2012 now and although I have searched for him, I can not find him. I know others have looked for Lance as well. His blog is called weisserwatercolours.wordpress.com and he is a wonderful gentleman. This cardinal, completed with watercolour pencil now belongs to my mother but when I look at it, I think of Lance. Don’t forget the people who touch your life, even for a moment, as they can have a long-lasting effect on your heart and soul. Value them deeply for you never know when they may just disappear. Enjoy and keep making art!
These last three posts were inspired by a mural on the wall of the building where my daughter takes voice lessons and my son takes fiddle and piano lessons! The artists name is covered with waitng room chairs so I have no idea who the creator of the mural is. Enjoy, think about what you could be doing whilst you wait and keep making art!!!