WHAT NOW?

Half of the US is devastated and half happy about the President elect.

A perfect storm of enough discontent in our country to create a bitter and tough election. I find myself wanting to paint deep reds with hopeful blue and pink streaks within it.  Yearnings displayed almost like ribs expanding and contracting with deep full breaths.  Find my connection to my Essence, find an understanding of where consciousness is taking us?  Is there a deeper Divine Wisdom behind this present political climate?  How do I stay connected to my truth, heart and soul and not feel against what is occurring?  Can I make peace with all of this?  It takes some time yet I understand I need to take a stand and help my country out the best way I can.  Will that be through my art classes? We all want to feel liberated and the class Creative Freedom is a stepping stone for that.  When we are connected to our Mother Earth and our Creative Source within us we can grow fully into ourselves without fear, doubt and confusion.  This takes practice, and is hopefully fun!  Encouraging joy of self-expression is a great way to understanding how to be in one's power.  When that happens, the capacity to discern what is best for ourselves and our country clarifies!  I am getting in touch this is the best way I can help right now.  Love to all.

 

I learn from teaching.......

It is easy for me to connect to my Muse and share my feelings and imagination on canvas. Not as easy for me to share myself in a Blog.  Yet here goes.

 I have been upset and concerned with the current political climate which is clearing expressing how broken the system is and how we are attempting to make our way.  As in painting until you see it then you can be creative with it.  So, the process of painting abstractly is a very honest path for it will immediately reveal wherever you are at.  With social media, computers, phones it is all hanging out there immediately.  When I am painting my Muse will choose the colors of my palette, the size of the canvas and move through me. What an adventure!  I am not necessarily going to paint something pretty, pleasing, happy etc.  All archetypal energies are invited in!  It takes courage to be fully alive and I do my best.  Instant self revelation is the journey we are all on now.  Sure, it will get bumpy being so exposed whether in the studio or at a convention.   We are all in The Divine Play of Goddess Lila.  Once, it is clarified what is activated and expressing itself through me I have free will to choose in every moment do I like that brush stroke?  Is it fully integrated in my composition?  Is it too busy? Too sparse? etc.  So, I say Choose as wisely as you can for it influences your personal canvas, day, life and country.

CREATIVE IN-VISION - A New Class!

A new class CREATIVE IN-VISION will be held on 2 Fridays 2/3, 2/10 OR 2 Saturdays 2/4, 2/11 10-12:30 for $60.

at Studio 84, Bell Arts Factory, 432 North Ventura Ave, Ventura

This class is a continuation of the four step process in the Painting Inside/Out Class.  Here we  focus on creative exercises to expand and deepen your connection to your creative impulse that wishes to express itself as you! We also will focus on developing our inner vision and then when activated practice keys to developing our visual language.  Focus on content, composition and color.

 

A Big Thank You Off The Wall Santa Barbara

I was happy to receive a Big Thank You from a couple who brought to their new beautiful home in Santa Barbara "Angel Wing".  They sent me pictures of the painting over the fireplace and as a focal point in their main room.

This was a rewarding experience for me to be able to donate a beloved painting of mine for such a good cause,our programs and exhibits at the Santa Barbara Museum.

Angel Wing acrylic,oil on canvas 36x36"

Angel Wing acrylic,oil on canvas 36x36"

OFF THE WALL 2016

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Women's Board will host its biennial fundraiser OFF THE WALL featuring the donated work of selected local artists.  Since its inception in 2008 this event has become a beacon in the Santa Barbara art scene to artists and collectors alike.  All proceeds from the Women's Board events support the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

Angel Wing, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 36"

WOMEN IN ART: VIEWPOINTS MAY 1-26, 2015

6 WOMEN ARTISTS - VONDER GRAY, KARI HUNT, JILIAN NYE, JEANNE LA ROCCO, LYNN LETOURNEAU, LARISSA STRAUSS, JACKLYN WELLS

MOSAIC ARTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, PAINTINGS

FIRST FRIDAY 5/1  6-9 PM   

OPENING RECEPTION; 5/2  5-8 PM

AT THE WAV GALLERY 175 SO. VENTURA AVE, A 93001

MUSIC BY ROCKHEART, FEAT, PATRICK AND LISA BISHOP 

Space Play, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48"

Space Play, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48"