Sunday, October 20, 2013

The struggle against busy-ness

We are all so busy, I know. I am not unique here. But I have struggled this month with having ANY time to get into the studio at all. And I miss it! 
But I have lately tried to be more committed to spending time with my mother (who is 87), and trying to be available to my daughter, who's baby is just 3 months old. 
And my last kid at home, who is a freshman in high school. I have spent more time with her than I did with my other 3 when they were in high school. I think because she is my last and I really want to savor this time. I know how fast high school goes, and how much they grow up and away from you with every year. Of course its exciting to see her grow and head toward adulthood, but I also know what comes at the end. 
She will fly from the nest.
And as much as I encourage that, it breaks my heart as well. An empty nest is a lonely existence...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Madonna Series

I am working on a series of the titles of Mary. Believe me there are many! I started with Theotokos, which is a fancy word for "Mother of God".
Theotokos 6" X 12" gallery wrapped canvas.

Next I did Our Lady of Fatima.
 I included the 3 children who were the visionaries who saw her in 1917; Lucy, Jacinta,  and Francisco. Even if you are not a believer, it is a fascinating story which is still unfolding today.
 Look it up! :^)
Our Lady of Fatima  6" X 12" painted wood.

I painted this one on wood. It was the first time I have tried painting on wood and I just love it! The grain just gives an extra depth to the painting. I am definitely going to do more on wood.
This one also has a text collaged to the sides. I will add a pic of that later. I will be putting this one up for sale in my Etsy Shoppe shortly.

Thanks for looking! What do you think?