Monday, June 27, 2011

light and beautiful and funny

how is your summer going? it started so late it seems, here at least. winter went on and on in utah, but i think it might have been the same elsewhere. it is very hot here, not condusive to spending any time outside during the middle of the day, which is disheartening for us, because we'd love to be outside, walking under the trees, spending time in a lovely garden, or visiting with friends out on the lawn with iced herb tea and stories and rememberances. i miss having a yard. we live in an apartment building and although there is a huge bird-filled tree in the front yard, we live near a somewhat busy street so we don't very often feel moved to sitting out in the front yard. i do step out the door sometimes, standing there in the doorway and listen to the sweet birds singing and calling to one another. it's lovely and also melancholy and beautiful. birds are wonderful. i don't know (and wouldn't want to know) what the world would be like without the language and fragilness of birds.
i have posted more lovely photos for you, found from various blogs online. please email me if you'd like to know the addresses for the blogs. i spend so much time visiting blogs, i would really like to put together a wonderful book with some of the artists i find. there are so many incredible, creative and sensitive people in the world. thank goodness for them.
i would love to hear from you.....hope you are having a lovely day.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

life is funny, art reflects life......

it always amazes me how some people have such a wonderful sense of humor. i am not usually a funny person, unless however, for some reason, something about another person strikes me as being funny and sometimes that brings out the sense of humor in me. don't ask me why, don't ask me if that even makes any sense.....
but anyway, i have found lately so many artists whose art just amazingly reflects a fantastic, wonderful sense of humor. so comical, quirky, delightful and just plain great. many of these pictures were from the blog i just found recently....."the art room plant". it is so utterly fantastic. tons of really great artists and other creative people featured on this wonderful blog. hope you'll visit it. also Lynne Hoppe's tumbler site has lots of wonderful artists. i am really starting to appreciate abstract art more and more and even have changed some of my own paintings into more abstract works as well as painting some new ones that are abstract. it's certainly a lot more fun.
would love to hear from you, anyone who wants to comment. have a great sunday and remember to smile at someone so that they feel wanted. i can't believe how much one smile can do to change a person's life for the better!

Friday, June 03, 2011


have you ever found something that just makes you stop and you can't believe you are seeing something so beautiful, that it is just amazing, just incredible?? yesterday, i found two blogs that totally are wonderful......filled with so many incredible artists!!!
the art room plant and la vie est belle.
so incredible. i hope you'll visit them. i'm sure you'll be moved as much as i was......