Saturday, January 22, 2011

Phoenix

Who would've thought I'd be a mom...not me, or anyone else I know.  Except my sister...she always knew.  Anyway, back in 2oo8, had to so and think about it for a minute...it's been a while.  I started spending time at Dancing Shiva, so much so I went on a retreat!  I cooked that weekend.  After lunch I picked up my camera and went for a hike in the woods.  About halfway in I found it.  The Phoenix.  at the time I had no idea what kind of bird it was, only that it was a bird.  With pretty wings.  I'm obsessed with trees and leaves and I could not imagine a more beautiful thing to look at in that moment.  Little did I know the uni-verse was telling me a message and I was so BLIND!  So unaware.  I was at the beginning of my true seeking.  I was starving for spirituality.  I sank my teeth into my yoga and did asana. 
I snapped my pic and went on my way .

A few months later I discovered it was a Phoenix.  I attributed the vision to my spiritual life, without realizing it was my ENTIRE LIFE that was about to change.  A year after I snapped that picture I was on my journey to motherhood.  Wow.  That's really why I stopped taking pictures!  Jajajaja.  Just kidding.  Oh, and that - jajaja - that spanish for hahaha.  ;)

xoxoxo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentines day ATC'S swap

I joined a swap whet I'm required to make and send 20 ATC's.  I did a huge spread and background and then cut then down to size.  The background is acrylic paint, and spray paint.  Then I embellished.  I love how they came out.  I joined so that I  could take the 20 I receive, mount on poster board, frame, and hang on my bathroom wall for a, few months.  That's a future project. 

xo

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

This year I am captivated by art. More specifically, the art and dolls done by Suzi Blu. I saw her artwork last year and wanted to take a class. So the I finally aligned myself with the Universe and I'm taking her Self-Guided Portrait Class.  First let me say this - I can't draw to save my life...stick figures is all I can do...and trace, however, after my first lesson I was able to draw and shade!  Nothing professional, but impressive to myself.  Her teaching method is easy, and laid back.  Stress free.  I feel encouraged to find my own way of making my portraits and not so much to make them like she does.  It's a freeing feeling and I am in love with it!  and drawing!  my girls (in process, but look what I can do Ma!)...so without further ado: