Well, December is here. It is raining in my part of Canada as I write this update. How bizarre is that? Earlier in the week it was 15 degrees C. And, where is the snow?
Did you know? I have so many cool art ideas to try once the wind howls and the snow blows. I’ll be working ‘loose,’ as artists like to say. I’ll be using acrylics, watercolour, alcohol ink, mixed media and, wait for it, hot wax with oil paint. You can bet the colours will be bright and the textures bold. In the meantime, here is a reminder of some of the things I have done for you, the art lover.
I have desk calendars. Each year I create new designs for the calendar. The 2017 theme was ‘In Flight.’ The majority of paintings are of dragonflies. There is a ladybug and a butterfly. What fun and joy they bring. $15 buys you one calendar. I include the shipping and taxes in that price. Contact me through the link on my website to order.
A client special-ordered Frog Themed 2017 desk calendars and if that is your preference, I can ship directly from from where they are produced. NOTE: Sooner is better! Same price point: $15 ea, includes shipping / taxes.
I do a lot of writing in summer & more visual art in winter. Don’t ask me why! Maybe it has to do with the seasons. In summer, I can sit and compose on my porch. Later I transcribe on my iPad, while by the pond.
I have cotton tote bags. The cotton is high quality and washable. A large ‘Deluxe Classic’ Tote (18×13) is $25 (shipping and taxes incl.) and the smaller ‘Classic Cotton Tote’ (13×13) is $20. Something for the book lover, the gardener, and the stressed-out! Again, the contact me button is the way to message me about purchasing these gifts.
In winter, I spend a lot of time inside, in my studio, with meditative ‘pondering’ and then creativity. I keep an art journal where I jot ‘ideas.’
I do not use all of the ideas but I sure have fun capturing them. I also spend time out-of-doors snowshoeing or cross country skiing. During this time, I reflect on the patterns in the landscape, the negative space made by branches, the sun on the snowy surface, and the shapes all around me. You get the idea. The harmonized movement of legs and arms pushes blood to my brain and energizes me.
I still have more gift ideas for you and/or loved one but you’ll have to pop over to Painterly Cindy and More and shop from the Art of Where online store based out of Montreal. There are tons of new and familiar patterns and art. I recently uploaded some new scarf designs and wall art.
Happy Holidays and Best to You and Your Loved Ones in 2017.