Sunday, May 29, 2011

Restless Roots

Happy is she who has been able to paint the last few days without too many interruptions!
I have always been fascinated with the process my mind goes through to arrive at an idea that leads to a painting. I suppose this is what this painting is about, ideas and choices. Like a plant sending down shoots into the soil, tenderly feeling it's way looking for sustenance.
I include pictures taken in differing light, as I wanted to get the photos as close to the actual color as possible. I used some metallic paint and it was really hard to get it to show the true shade.
The top photo is outdoors in natural light and the second is indoors under a bright light. This is a close-up of the details.
Oh well between Blogger, my camera, and the weather it is a miracle I was able to post anything at all!

I wish everyone a blessed Memorial Day and a stress free weekend....

Tina xo

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Little Bird Told Her

I am glad to say that I am starting off this week with a piece of artwork I managed to complete this past weekend!
                       A LITTLE BIRD TOLD HER
I wanted to head in a different direction and work on canvas board rather than stretched canvas and design a way of framing the board that would suit the feeling I wanted. The frame is still in the works but the painting is done.

I find it hard to get good photos where the colors are as bright and clear as they are in person, maybe one day soon I will have to invest in a new and fancier camera.
I hope everyone is having a great creative start to the week. 
God bless those who have been effected by the horrible weather we have had lately. Stay safe wherever you are!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Am Chicken!

I have to apologize for not posting in quite awhile and it isn't because I wasn't accomplishing things that would have been fun to share, but I had one issue that left me quaking in my boots and caused me so much anxiety that everything else seemed small and trite. 
First let me tell you that I live in a state of trepidation over certain issues.
Let me briefly explain....2 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and with a few little pills and a good diet I had it under control.....until last month when suddenly the pills stopped working! At that point my doctor decided that insulin was the way to go. Well with the new Flexpen delivery system one would think "no problem"...hmmmm, except for one tiny thing. I have a NEEDLE PHOBIA! Yep I have been sitting here for over a month staring at that pen and shaking. Now if I knew anyone else who uses a Flexpen that I could emulate maybe that would help but no dice.
And in all fairness the nurse walked me through it and even stuck the darned thing in me and I didn't feel a thing! So what's the problem? To do it to myself seems outrageous, like a scene from a horror movie.
The worst part is I know there are so many people out there dealing with issues a heck of a lot worse than this. But no matter how much I remind myself of that fact I still feel nauseous just thinking about injecting myself.
So I thought just maybe if I posted about it and put it out there rather than hide from the issue it will give me the courage I need. 
I guess now that I have made it public I will have to face it and get over it or live with the shame of clucking like a chicken wherever I go...:(
Thanks for listening and please send courageous thoughts my way!

Tina xo