June 28, 2018

These Divas Rock!!

After finding a Swartz Creek kindness rock in my yard a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired to paint some of my own.

I invited friends over to join me in the studio and have some fun - and it was!  I was lucky to get a deal on a bag of open rocks at Home Depot.  After washing them up, we were good to go.

I painted these four rocks.  The red heart was "hidden" in plain sight on a bench at the community park near where I live.  This morning, I felt a thrill of fear and excitement as undercover of dark, I placed the yellow bird in our neighborhood.  I need to think about where to place the two remaining - the beach would be the obvious choice for the beach umbrella, but the face, oh that face, it's going to be hard to give up!  One of my friends made a special FB page, "These Divas Rock" and hopefully the finders of our little treasures will post them to that FB page.

My friends kept busy - we ate pizza, drank wine and painted rocks!

June 26, 2018

Balancing Act

"Balancing Act" is now complete...will seal her tomorrow.  I'm happy with the way she turned out!

June 23, 2018


Work In Progress...I started the painting process, but it's slow going.  I decided to base coat the hands and arms before adding more clay to the shoulders - it never ends!  She looks very solemn don't you think?  She must be trying to keep her balance and not fall off her bubble - serious stuff!!

June 13, 2018

Please Don't Burst My Bubble...the doll

I continue to be plagued with sciatica.  It's very difficult to sit comfortably for any length of time.  I've been keeping busy to keep my mind off the pain.  I painted this piece a few weeks ago.  I thought I could make a doll using this as my inspiration.  It's a challenge - which I love...

The armature so far...

June 6, 2018

Bird in Hand...

Just a glimpse of what is on my easel at the moment - detail shot - the rest remains to be seen!