Wednesday, January 20, 2010

D'arte Frog

  Today is just a gorgeous day here in Tucson.  60 degrees and sunshine.  The rain yesterday washed the sky clean and even the air smells fresh.
  I was thinking how Winter in Tucson is so different from other (read "colder") parts of the world.  Now is the time we plant snapdragons, pansies and other annuals and enjoy their beauty until the summer comes.
  Today I wanted to be outside and start sprucing up things.  The first thing that needed attention was a metal frog I'd bought a few years ago.  He was a brown, rusty color that to me, just didn't suit its whimsy.  So out came the metallic red and purple paints, some flat marbles and some industrial glue.
  Froggy can go courtin' now. Pin It

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Home is My Canvas

 I was  feeling guilty about not creating as much as other artists seem to do.  What do I have to show for all my time?
   Then a thought came to me, almost like a voice shouting out, "My house IS my canvas."
   It really is.  What better place to experiment on?  To do things to that say "This is ME.  This is what I LOVE."
   An on-going project.  A large, ever changing gallery and living exhibition.
  The biggest mixed media expression I can make.
   My home is my canvas.  
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