Friday, June 24, 2016

OOAK Spirit Art Dolls

You are invited to visit my Awesomeart shop on Etsy where you’ll find my handcrafted OOAK dolls, spirits dolls, decorative dolls and more, including my Nature Spirit Art Dolls – a perfect gift to be placed near a garden gate or a kitchen door, as they welcome all that enter your home!

My wish is that my little creations will bring to your home the scent of magic
gardens and far away forest.
I also have another Etsy Shop where you will find original paintings.
and art prints
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Serenity, Loss and Changes

This page has been reposted from an old block at the time when my trees were still alive, I miss them terribly.

Reflections in the pool
misty garden
a breath of serenity

“Of course my moods change, but the average is serenity. I have a firm faith in art, a firm confidence in its being a powerful stream which carries a man to a harbor, though he himself must do his bit too; at all events, I think it such a great blessing” 
Vincent van Gogh
Tomorrow, they will come to cut down one of my birch trees which looks very sad, I hope we can save the main trunk, perhaps the smaller branches will stay alive.
It is hard to see my garden changing, the trees hanging over the pool look gorgeous, but make a huge mess, we did not plant them, but even tho we have to work hard to keep the pool clean, I appreciate the micro forest in the backyard.

These trees have provided me with many lovely branches for my Spirit Dolls, it is with a sad but thankful heart that I will see it go. At present date the pine trees have been removed as well.

Friday afternoon...this was painful to watch, but some of the branches were dead and they were right over the pool, I hope some of those new branches get stronger, otherwise, we will have to cut down the tree near the wall.

Vintage Painted Rocks

Each time I water my garden I see the cottages I painted on rocks 23 years ago which have sat outdoors all these years without much damage to the paint.  One of them is finally giving signs of deterioration, I guess I will be doing some restoration work soon. 

I started by making some for myself and also for gifts, then the project evolved and I sold them to Disneyland (along with other rocks with painted landscapes) to decorate their shops in Adventure land.  It was not an easy task to deliver these rocks to the park because they were rather heavy. 
I love my rocks because they remind me of those years when people used to teased me about "painting on anything that did not move" Looking a little tired now the textures under the paint still intact (my secret formula ...winks) but considering  they have been outdoors all these years the image survived rather well, a good testimony to DecoArt - Americana

The Wisdom of Nature

“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual- become clairvoyant.
We reach then into reality. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom. It is in the nature of all people to have these experiences; but in our time and under the conditions of our lives, it is only a rare few who are able to continue in the experience and find expression for it.” 
~ Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

This is the painting I did 20 some years ago that reminded me of that mountain scene I want to paint...