Playing in the Paint

I have been working on some pretty intense paintings for a while now, requiring a lot of my attention.  But, for the last two days, I decided to take a break from all that and play in the paint for a bit.

I love to do mixed media work, playing with materials, and seeing what develops.  The painting just seems to grow on its own.  I had a lot of fun with the ideas, and all the bright colors….and created some new fun pieces.

Let me introduce you…


This is a new painting I have recently completed.  It reminds me of meeting someone new…and that fearful moment of nervousness that comes with it.

Do you ever get bashful when someone wants to introduce you to someone else?  Sometimes I do, not always, but sometimes.  I get all jittery inside, and feel bashful, and a tiny bit nervous.  That moment happens, and you shake hands, make the connection, and then…poof…it’s gone…as if someone waved a magic wand.  Then, I find myself saying(to myself) ‘That wasn’t so bad’.

I’m not sure why I even get nervous in the first place.  Am I nervous because I don’t know if I will like them? Or will they like me? Do I have lettuce in my teeth? Why are my palms sweaty? Do you go through this too or am I all alone?  What is it we are afraid of? Are they afraid of it too?

Be Free

What does it mean to Be Free to you? Everyone has a different concept.

There are many things that come to mind when I think of the words ‘Be Free.’ To me, it refers to a way of life; to live free of burden, to live with a light heart, to live worry free, and to love freely.

What do you think of when you read those words?