I've been really busy trying to create some art for my home. My husband has this saying that ANY of my artwork displayed in the home is for sale. Some of the things I've made have sentimental value, but for the right price, I guess anything is up for grabs. Well, I've made something that IS NOT for sale at any price.
There's been a lot of change going on in my life right now and for many reasons Bill and I are feeling somewhat like we did when we started out together 28 years ago. Our life was very SIMPLE. Bill was going to school and we were trying to make money in many diverse ways. There was a recession and many people were out of work. I think it's much worse right now, but a lot of the same circumstances that we found ourselves in then, we are in now. Back to renting, back to finding inovative ways to earn money, watch our health because our health insurance is minimal at best. This time it's just Bill and I (no kids at home now) but we are older and our bodies aren't what they used to be.
With that said, I've been doing a lot of praying and quiet time. I'm listening to uplifting music because I'm very sensitive to music. The right kind of music will make me feel better about the circumstances around me. And I've been creating while in this meditative mood.
I've created two wall pieces for the bedroom. There are many symbols in this work that speaks to my heart. I hope that it may touch yours too! (but it's still NOT for sale!)
The artwork that I've created these pieces around is the original artwork of DJ Pettit. She's a wonderful artist and friend. Talent, kindness, and a deep commitment to share her knowledge sets her apart in my heart. I'm lucky to know several of these artist/teachers and if you know one, you are VERY lucky! I believe as artist we need to share our talents with others to heal, uplift, and teach another generation to do the same. If you want to see more of DJ's wonderful work, just click on the blog post title and it'll take you to her blog where you can find out all about her and how she shares her art with others.
Many hours(MANY HOURS!) went into the making of these works of art. Please let me know what you think! OH! And by the way, the inspiration for the CONCEPT of these two wall-hangings goes to two wonderful artist friends of mine:
KC Willis and JoAnnA Pierotti! You find KC WIllis here: http://www.lipstickranch.com/ And you can find JoAnnA here: http://www.mosshill.blogs.com/ . These two artists are extraordinary and they both teach classes online! I love them both to pieces~