Wild Flowers

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I was given a bunch of vintage books that no one wanted.  When I came across this book it was missing an actual picture of a wildflower on the cover so I added my favorite: poppies.

Grief

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“Grief is love’s souvenir. It’s our proof that we once loved. Grief is the receipt we wave in the air that says to the world: Look! Love was once mine. I love well. Here is my proof that I paid the price.”

― Glennon Doyle MeltonLove Warrior

This piece represents the process of grief, the surprise of the darks and lights but always always love’s souvenir.

Fortunate

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“Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many”

There is something mysterious about an old building hanging on.

This piece almost got the best of me but here she is…

American History

Buffalo have always held a majestic aura to me.  These great beasts with wise eyes.  They embody strength and grace in a massive package.  The mixed media details in this one are my favorite.  So many layers on this one.

These guys were done with water-soluble graphite which may just be my new favorite medium.  There are also hints of gold-leaf but it hard to capture that in a photo.

Who do you think you are?

I sat down today to add the prices to my art for the First Friday event all I could think was; “Who do you think you are? What makes you so special?”

Sometimes my brain thinks it is protecting me from hurt but it is actually making it hard to put myself out there.

Someone today also asked me why we are putting this event on, after a heavy sigh, I responded as honestly as I could “I want these artists to be seen.  I want this community to see their neighbors and friends a bit differently, to see talent where they didn’t know it existed.”

If I keep this goal in mind, I can keep that Negative Nancy quiet for at least 24 more hours.

Elizabeth Gilbert Quote