Google+ What I Made Today: February 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Some days … it's that simple.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Chicken Art

My art journal entries seem to be sparked with chickens this week. I think it was inspired by some art I viewed on Pinterest … and I was especially taken with a piece by Picasso and leveraged his image to adapt this one (above) of my own.

I'm still working on my canvases, and while they're currently focused on images of feminine divinity, I see chickens in my canvased future. For starters, I love watching my hens. They mesmerize, amaze and amuse me. 

Chicken art. Yeah. That's what I've been making.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Art Work in Progress

Today I continued playing with paints on canvas. One of my goals this year is to produce something, anything on canvas once a month - on average. I imagine most of what I create will get cut up and used in other mixed media pieces, like this one. This piece is one of two works in progress, the one I'm least satisfied with, but one that is offering an illuminating journey and yielding some sound lessons.

After all, it's all about the journey and the lessons gleaned along the path. Not the destination. Not the outcome.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Whimsy Winner

Join me in congratulating "number 7," Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs! She is the winner of our February Win a Whimsy mermaid!

I've never met Catherine, but I've known her quite a while here in this virtual online space that we share. She is a wonderful, supportive and talented member of the ArtFire community. She creates beautiful, inspired, handmade jewelry like this recent dog rescue necklace:

This is just one of many wonderful jewelry pieces that she creates, and I chose to showcase it because it resonated for me ... because my rescue dog did - indeed - adopt me! 

I'm delighted that she is our winner! And if you don't already know her, you can get to know her at the links above as well as follow her on her Shadow Dog Designs Facebook page and on twitter

Congratulation, Catherine!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Win a Whimsy Wednesday - Giveaway!

It's been a long while since I've hosted a giveaway. The tide for one, it seems, has come in. So I offer you, in this latest wave of Win a Whimsy Wednesday, a chance to win this little mermaid that I created a while back.

To enter, just leave a comment - anytime before the morning of Wednesday, February 13th.

This sweet little mermaid was created with handmade papier-mâché, paint, inks, gel medium and LoVe.  She measures 8½ inches long and has been sitting on one of my altars for a while. 

She recently said, "I've served you. I need to swim. Share me. Share me in the seas of LoVe." So it is that "Win a Whimsy" resurfaces from the depths of an almost forgotten ocean.

The mermaid holds much symbolism. She seems a ubiquitous creature, one that has history around the globe, in many cultures and traditions. For me, she most often conjures the verve of the Sirens and the Selkie ... mysterious, enticing, inspired, loving and a touch tragic. 

So leave a comment for a chance to win.

If you want extra chances, share this post on any social network and post the link to it here in a separate comment. If you post in more than one place, leave a comment with the link for each. Each comment with a link offers you an extra chance to win.

I'll be drawing the winner next Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:00 am, eastern time.

Best wishes!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sage Wisdom Spirit Cord

This morning I spun a Spirit Cord with some yarn that had prepped days ago. I figured I'd better spin the cord before the yarns tangled. The sage pendant that I made this past summer chose the yarns, an acrylic green and a gorgeous variegated and textured wool-acrylic blend. It spun up beautifully and I was pleased with how the Spirit of Sage chose the yarns to complement its image so sweetly.

This Spirit Cord measures over five feet in length, and has so many uses. I've spun these cords for folks to embellish everything from head to waist, garb to cars, to dress a walking stick and use in handfasting ceremonies. And more.

You can take a closer look at this cord - and others - at my ArtFire shop or my Zibbet shop.

That's what I made today.