Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Completed Work... in Many Ways...

Completed work!
(Is it ever complete? I know I am not...)
(...for He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion... Phil 1:6)

After all of the tweaks, it's finally ready to go.
This one brought so much joy 
in the creating, 
and hopefully will bring as much joy 
on it's journey.
(Can you find the birds?? Love the birds!)

This piece is a 30 x 30- acrylic
(unframed 3/4" deep canvas)
The winning bid 
will not only own this colorful piece,
but will be 
a most appreciated donor 
to the 1000 Backpack Giveaway!

All proceeds from this auction 
will be donated to supply 1000 kids in need, 
(right here in the San Fernando Valley!)
with a backpack and supplies
to get them off to a great start 
this school year.
So bid - bid - bid away!
Auction is LIVE at dailypaintworks~ woo hoo! 
It will run for 7 days- highest bid wins! 
If you've ever wanted one of my pieces- here's a way 
to own a BIG, colorful, 
meaningful in many ways, 
piece of art!
Thanks in advance friends!

(Kindly leave a comment here on my blog if you have placed a bid, 
as I would love to show my appreciation by sending you a small print, 
with some love, and thanks for the support!)
(If you feel so inclined... donations are being accepted here as well, 
separate from the painting auction fundraiser

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Confession friends... 
I had the lofty goal of posting my painting 
on an auction site today to start the process 
for 1000 Backpack Giveaway.
A couple of things got in my way..
good things... but things that caused me to delay 
doing the launch until later in the day 
Please check my post tomorrow. 
It's going to be worth it! 
(shhhh... a giveaway will be in order!) 

I have to laugh, but as an artist would...
I took another look at the painting this morning
and of course, saw more things emerging. 
That's right... I had to add a few touches 
to what I thought was a finished piece.
Caught red-handed 
or paint-handed, 
might be more appropriate.
If you look above- you'll see the bird's in the first image?
they appeared today...  
A little tweaking had to happen 
on the right side of the painting as well.

Then there's the actual auction part. 
I thought I would use Daily Paintworks, 
but I researched a few other options 
and have yet to confirm that choice.
It all looked so easy...

So, you see... I'll be here tomorrow
with all the loose ends tied up.
Thanks for being such a supportive group!
Excited for the big reveal tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Giving from the HeART...

we can do so little;
 we can do so much"
~Helen Keller
I totally enjoyed sharing my space for a week of posts 
by a lovely group of creatives, as part of 
the 101010 Project last week. 
g r a t e f u l
to all!
In the meantime... I've been gathering my thoughts
because I am crazy excited about a new project...
a project that affirms the Helen Keller quote above.

I've been going down the intuitive/expressionistic path 
on my painting journey and am just loving it. 
(thank-you Flora!)
There is such freedom, such color, and such organic beauty 
that comes through in this process- 
I just get giddy with excitement, 
when I come up for air.

There are a few "growth" parallels happening too
in the
art life
spiritual life 
work life.
I just love when that happens- don't you?

The project I speak of, has to do with a fundraiser... 
The sneak peek image at the top of this post 
represents a painting that will be auctioned off 
to support this fundraiser.
The piece I am working on is a 30 x30
intuitive expression- 
so what you are seeing 
is just a snippet and I am inspired!

Now for the real excitement!
The fundraiser is a project to raise 1000 BACKPACKS 
complete with school supplies
to give out to "children in need" 
before school starts in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles!
Our TEAM is working fast and furious on various fundraisers 
to meet this lofty goal!
I felt it deep in my heart to shoot for a painting sale 
as my contribution to the project.
so... if you like what you see, 
and you are interested in bidding on the painting...
I will be setting up the link at Daily Paintworks 
as an auction piece by July 1oth. 
(There will be a one week bidding time frame after the 10th)
The complete amount raised will be donated to 
(website is in the works)
through Freedom Church.
What better time to get a meaningful piece of art,
while contributing to a most helpful cause.
I have a huge heart for children in need 
and am honored 
to be able to contribute.
Thank-you friends...
so much can be done
when we gather together!

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