Monday, April 27, 2009

Illustration Friday - Theater

i am a teensy bit obsessed with geisha stuff so this might seem like a stretch but i definitely thought this painting was very relevant to the illustration friday theme...i mean: costume, make-up, painted set in the background, drama...Theater!

Sending the Messenger

Sending the Messenger

go, dear friend.
send this message to him.
wait as his hand opens,
then land gently there.
don't leave until my love is

look into his face and
breathe it out slowly -
nothing is more important.
make sure he knows
as you tell him so,
that his light is the color that
painted your wings.
that he is the reason
i make many things.
he is the reason
everyone sings.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Fate of a Woman

Poor Guinnevere. She kind of HAD to marry King Arthur. Which is kind of like saying you HAD to marry Edward Cullen or Brad Pitt. Nevertheless, her heart was meant for Lancelot. Thus igniting the downward spiral of Camelot. Off to the nunnery with you. Thankfully Henry VIII wasn't her spouse because we all know how that would have ended.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Illustration Friday - "Impossibility" AND Happy Birthday Stacey!

ok, i'm thinking this is self-explanatory, hmmmm? (Illustration Friday word of the week - Impossibility)

i painted a similar Skelly Diva on a canvas tote for my dear friend Stacey (a big fan of skeletons) a while ago and just painted this on watercolor paper to send to her for her birthday...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Illustration Friday - Fleeting

my dear friend Tami was here yesterday and we were drawing and chatting - she was drawing a lovely woman under the cherry blossoms and DING! i was like, well, i must steal that for fleeting because, after all, cherry blossoms ARE fleeting and ARE my favorite flower and tree and so forth so this painting happened...some of it was inspired by a painting done by Mucha...the cherry blossoms are falling down around her already...fleeting...

so we went outside to take pics of my most prized possession in my yard - my scraggy and lopsided cherry blossom tree (Tami called it a Charlie Brown tree which is perfect) lopsided because i refuse to trim it and important because it grows on top of my beloved cat, Jordan, sort of like his crown...anyway, Tami used her new space shuttle camera and i used my old toy pretend camera - here are some pics...go here to see REAL photos of the blossoms...

sadly Tami and sons had to go and i'm already looking forward to the next visit...

Also, thank you so much to David McMahon at Authorblog for this truly amazing shout out - Post of the Day Contender

(Now that i know how to hyperlink, i'll never stop...)

Friday, April 10, 2009


This is a portrait i did for a man to give to his wife for her birthday. Funny part was when i saw the photos i realized she was someone i went to school with! This made me nervous of course because i worried if she would like it or not...i must have painted the one arm like 27,000 times...