Archive for May 2010

Love, Bird

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
~Henri B. Stendhal

Everything is tied together.  Funny how that works. To have love without hope makes whatever one loves a little less meaningless.   This is my train of thought as I think about the journeys we travel throughout life.  As a newly revived in spirit artist, I find that hope does drive me in my creative life, but love is what steers me true.  Each of these feelings rely on each other to keep my dream alive.  But without a doubt, if there is not genuine love for what I am doing or creating then there would be no point.  When it is all put together then hopes are manifested into dreams, and a love for the dream creates flight.

My hope is that my dreams are recognized by the love that I have for my creative spirit.  In doing so I can fly.

err…..guess what tomorrow’s little birdie painting post will be?…….FLY!!! LOL

Dream

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

~Walt Disney (Now this is a man I can believe knew his stuff)

I pray every day for courage!  Especially the courage to dream and dream big!  The one thing I have learned about dreaming is to keep doing it.  The path might not always be too clear (mostly a murky muddy swamp actually), and many times we get lost along the way, but  it is way better than sitting blindly on a stump.  Now if I can just figure out the time to dream actualization ratio.  I’m overabundant with dreams but, especially of late, falling short on time.  The day is already closing by the time I have a minute to spare.  I suppose this is also something that will work itself out in time.  For the time being, I will just go with the flow and see what happens.

The above painting is two of four mini bird series that I am posting over the next few days.  The original Hope Bird is available for purchase here. Price is $20.00+s/h.  I am also selling prints through Fotomoto.  These birds would look great as a blank greeting card.  See the link under the photo.

Hope.

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”

~Oscar Wilde

Oh how I know only too well what you mean Mr. Wilde!   Life seems overwhelmingly tough some days.  Yet, when I reflect on that bad yesterday, I can clearly see the blessings that each second actually held.  I have so much hope for the things to come.  I have much hope indeed.

The above painting is one of four mini bird series that I will be posting over the next few days.  Hope Bird is available for purchase here. Price is $20.00+s/h


Sleeping Dogs Must Lie

How could a mother not love this face!?

Just in case you can’t see what I see…

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Take a closer look……..

Totally kissable!

Cleaning House

I’m not even gonna lie to you. My studio was such a disaster area, I was too embarrassed to take a before picture of it. I spent all day trying to make sense of my unsensical organization and put things in order. This is what I have so far.

The next step is to Dexterize the whole area in plastic. Art isn’t fun unless it’s messy, and my Art is real fun! Besides, these are nice floors! I’m Wondering what your creative space looks like? I would love to see!

Facelift!

This is the view from my favorite spot in the house.  I am sitting on the big comfy sofa in the computer room, watching my biggest fan and greatest love create a new face for my world.  The coolest gift BFS ever gave me was this world of Wenderflonia and now he is creating a new skin for it.  It is all created from samples of my own work too.  How neat is that! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new backgrounds and look.   It is so sweet that he is spending his evening doing this for me, especially when he has already worked hard all day and could be relaxing.  I love that he believes in me and supports me in every way in my journeys.  I love this man’s tallent and couldn’t have picked a better partner to share my life with…..oh and the dog is cute too.

Peace and Love .  It’s been a good day.

So Excited!

I am so excited to take an e-course from one of my very favorite artists, Kelly Rae Roberts.  Kelly Rae is one of the very inspirational reasons that I made the jump into art fabulous-ness in the first place.  I’d never heard of Kelly Rae before until my sweet, awesomely inspiring, old school chum, garden buddy, partner in crime, friend Courtney asked me if I could do a painting for her.  She even threw the icing on the cake and said she would even PAY me for it….uuuhhh OK!  I started blogging about it here and here.  When discussing what Courtney wanted in the painting, she named off a few artist that she was really inspired by and Kelly Rae Roberts was top on her list.  A few minutes of perusing her site, and I soon bumped her to the top of my list too.  Please visit her website at http://kellyraeroberts.com if you  haven’t already added her to your all time favorite artists ever.

Now on May 30th, I am so excited to start Kelly Rae’s Flying Lessons: Tips + Tricks To Help Your Creative Business Soar e-course. I am all signed in and rarin’ to go.

I am sure I will be posting all the fun things I am learning and implementing into all my business practices.  Which I know will help me become the successful artist I know I can be.

Love you forever,

Wenders

p.s.  Paintings for sale at my etsy shop!  Super deals through out May!

Divine Inspiration

I was always a paint when inspired kind of gal. This doesn’t work so well when you have an almost 3mo old to take care of. It’s more of a paint when you can….IF you can sort of thing. I’m learning to adjust. I suppose he will too with time.

See, he already looks happy enough….. That’s totally not a scowl of misery on his sweet buddha cheeks.

Mother’s Day Sale

All mother’s love paintings, right!  I’m sure you haven’t even started looking for a gift.  Am I right?  Check out my shop for some great Mother’s Day deals on my  original art work.  All pieces in the shop are 20% 0ff from now until May 10th.  Click HERE now. Show the mama some love.

Much love and peace today.

Wenderz

Downloadable Efficiency

I downloaded the WordPress App to my iPhone today. I wonder how much it will improve my blogging. Will I post more? Will my subject matter be more deep and meaningful? Who knows. Only time will tell. The only thing I DO know is that if I do have any readers, they will soon discover what a bad speller-er I am. Who doesn’t puta spellchecker-er on a smart phone!? The phones may be smart but sometimes the user is NOT!

And I couldn’t NOT include this picture. Awwwww! I know!!