Commissioned Mixed-Media

This piece was a commissioned work for a friend.  She is speaking at a women’s retreat and will be using the art as a prop during her final summary at the workshop.  She gave me two words “hole” and “whole”, then flashed me a beautiful smile and told me to create!  I have to say…that is a true friend.  I thank her for believing in me and giving me the freedom to create without restrictions.

Sharon you are a blessing in my life!

Who knew…two new

Starting on a new phase in my art.

I’ve been fortunate to learn so many new techniques and processes in mixed-media in the last several months.  Having done my two workshops has humbled me to reach further into myself and step out of my comfort zone.  My students were extremely patient with me in my first workshop.  My second set of workshops went so, so much better.  After returning from the west coast I felt a need to push myself a bit beyond my usual controlled environment.  It’s not always easy to let go of wanting everything balanced on that canvas.  It’s taken me a bit to let go of controlling the canvas.  I can see improvement and feel a smidge more confident.  Still, it’s a journey unfolding.

Originally I was determined to wait and not share any of my new pieces.  Wanting first to get my inventory built up.   But, in the end I’ve become to anxious about it all.  Had to post.  I’ve completed five new pieces altogether.  I am satisfied with all of them but these two small pieces  make me smile.

Always continue the climb.  It is possible for you to do whatever

you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are

willing to work with a power that is greater

than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox