Monday, October 3, 2016

Reflective, Restless, Autumn

My favorite season holds many fond memories for me.  This is the season for full bloom, life out loud, 
up close inventory and serious life planning.  I've moved home for the uncountable time and this maybe why I am dragging my creative heart.  It's like sitting in a room full of mirrors, and for me this is torture.  One early morning dream awoke me whispering, " where's my dream", another, I awoke with 
" it's not over yet!".  You don't have to be Dr. Phil to see what this is about.  Soon I will be the only female to live so long, this could be weighing on me as well. See what starts when you dwell on. Yourself for toooo long! My Nana's voice screams at me about WILL power, and my quiet Grandmother reflection appears with her deep brown , gripping eyes, assuring me I'm strong enough.

Our Thanksgiving celebration is next weekend and I choose to release the guilt of what I wasn't and 
gather the gifts of those I struggled to hold dear.  I have so much to be grateful for, I am no longer a scared young girl, sitting alone under a tree in a park, wondering what to do next, I am no longer afraid of tomorrow and I have the gift of reason and intuition which has served me well.

My eldest grandson has resently told me he is proud of his Dad, because he never gives up!  This 
gripped my heart till I could not breath, I hugged him tightly and said " that's what love is" 
This was my " meaning of life moment.   I think when your children become better humans than 
their parents, your job is complete, it reflects in their children.  

My creative space is still a place of confusion.  Sewing, knitting, mixed medium crafting oh my!
Virtual friends and PenPals hold me to participating, reminding me WE must keep expressing our souls!

My husband sensed my disconnect, and enthusiastically dug into a birthday gift/ project for 
my son!s 35th birthday today.  He ( my son) has been so busy with life and his new home, the shed that holds Necessary home tools and the boys sports equipment was in dire need of renovation befor our cruel Winter or it would surely perish.  My husband couldn't have been more right, I went tunnel vision for two days, and thankfully he is a skilled woodworker, we stripped off the old, re enforced the new and painted it brand spanking NEW!    Yes I got grouchy, my finger bleed and Brad got sunburned, 
but it was worth it when my son's shining eyes said " thank you!"



TA DAW............Great Aunti approves! ( my little sisterđź’ś)

October ......... Off to a wonderful start! Fresh boards, fresh paint!  Now what can I 
get involved in next?   Where did I store my Hallow's Eve decor? Maybe I need to shop for more!

Always wonderful to have you visit me!  Black lipstick Kisses!  xoxoxoDebi

Monday, September 5, 2016

Studio View

The hardest unpack is still MY creative area! My mind is so unsettled to how I want it! I think the villain lies in perfection.  I am determined to conquer this issue, settle in and down by participating in a 30 Day Journal Project hosted by Lisa Sonora  

Inspiration found me , Crazed Poppet Creations aka Debbi D , sent me perfect images for my studio which have excited my imagination.   
Season of the Witch is stirred , thank you creative friend!

Top ...New Orleans Creole Beauty 2005

Bottom left...Hollywood Cemetery Virginia
            Right......St.Louis New Orleans 

Storyville Love

She was a Virginia Belle with a heart that loved true, adorned in flowers of pastel hues
He was a rounder of Storyville fame
A gambler and rambler 
Jazz was his game
They met and they loved with a fire that burned bright
But their lives took a turn in the heat of the night
She went back to Virginia, to a riverside grave
He rambled and gambled and went out in a blaze

Images accompanied with a tale will add enlist imaginative hours in my new creative space. 

Veiled Thoughts......Hollywood Cemetery Virginia

Creole Beauty....New Orleans 

Filled with emotion and so grateful  xoxoxoxoxo. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Leaping Lizard Brains! Completed!!!

Here we all are!  Some of US under even more snowfall and others enjoying everything else!  
#29faces is now complete! That only took me several attempts!  
Long time virtual friends and new virtual friends gave the steam ( wonderful comments all month) 
to melt my lizard brain and " shake it off"!  I am grateful to each and everyone, truly!  You curbed my procrastination and silenced negative critical tenancy.   

Day 28..............

OH NO......almost done!

Day 29!!!!!!!............... You All are ROYALTY to me!     Thank you xoxo

Thank you to Ayala Art.....for hosting a magnificent event!  Congratulations on YET
Another Successful year!  29 Faces 2016 !!!!!!

Special thank you and a bucket of hugs to Pen Parker for inspiring me each and everyday
and quietly holding me to the challenge!  xo

To each warm, supportive comment each day from " creative hearts" true   xoxoxoxo

Huge Hug of xoxoxo..Debi
don't forget to visit , I'm always up to something!   

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Winter White Whined Down? ✨

The last weekend of the 29 Faces Challenge!   I am catching up on creativeness, with an adorable butterscotch cocker spaniel, Mia!  Large male family is moving furniture, and the young ones are
playing hockey on an outdoor ice rink.   Hockey was more fun than Nana.

I am happy to have participated, and my largest realization is,,,..LIGHT.  The masters controlled it, 
I am in awe of each and every one!

Day 24........

Day 25........

These are a result of our latest weather, and my impatience for WARMTH!   
Thank you all very, very much!  xoDebi

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Carry On! Express Yourself✨✨✨

I requested a subscription to Art Doll Quarterly, last May, now my treasured references.  Last winter's 
Volume 11 issue 4, has the direct exercise in basic expression,  in sculpture form.   
I will continue to repeat this because as you see.......practise is inevitable !  Thank you to the author

Day 24.......,

Day 25.........

Thank you All!  xoxo

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Express Yourself ✨✨✨

During this 29 faces journey, I have been guided and supported by artists I admire and aspire 
to become.  Gently poking me and visiting me just when they sense I'm loosing my way.
Okay....exercise in the human face, without thinking toooo much ( easy for you to say Duchess! )

Art Doll Quarterly just had an exercise in " artistic expression".  Sounds good!  and watercolour
are forgiving, so let's give it a go!   

Day 22.......

Day 23.......,,,,,,

Thank you all !   I wouldn't have persevered this long, especially through frozen pipe bursts, 
without you!   xoxoxoxoDebi

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Drought is setting in✨

29 Faces Challenge is in the last week.  I have enjoyed watching many express themselves daily.  
Styles, techniques and composition expressed vigously .  For me, this has been a struggle, at times causing stress over the " time" and variety.  I am unsure of the objective, but for me, it has only 
told me, I lack direction.  This is not news, I believe to excell at anything, one needs focus and devotion to purpose.   This results in sacrifice of my priority list, oh and my least favorite...discipline! 

Priorities change, as does focus of interest.  Most creative hearts will admit to this.  For me, 
I have always been a curious person, I need change and challenge, undisciplined!

A favorite time was " Doll Dreams" curated by Ady Almanza.  These are my taught pieces
" Dia de la Muertos" 

Day 20 & 21.....................

I think I may revisit these lessons. 

Thank you for visiting and supporting me during this challenge.  xo