Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life Etc.

Everyday I get up with a full heart and mind just bursting with plans for the day!
I'm going to paint, clean, organize all that crafting and sewing stuff finally......
And then at the end of the day I crawl back into my bedroom like a whipped pup...yep, another day in the disappointing world of broken dreams and missed goals...sniff.
Ok I do get some things done, but nowhere near what I had seen getting accomplished in my mind's eye!
Inspiration....where does it come from? 

Looking at the fabulous posts on your blogs, browsing through my favorite magazines, nature, my garden                           all of the above
and then sometimes it just arrives on the wings of a beautiful, bright bird!
So this past week I tried to put that concept into a painting. I took some bamboo pieces a friend had given me, a generous amount of texture medium and built a nest that I then placed in a tree made of paper. I added some little fellow seekers (to keep me company on the wait) and there she came as big as life, Mama inspiration, on the wings of possibility, singing a song of joy and carrying within her the seeds of an idea to share! It made me smile when it was finished...
So I decided to try something I have thought of for awhile now....
A portrait of Frida done with paper mache on canvas board. This is just the second layer with much sanding in between. When this is dry I will sand again and refine it a bit before painting. So far it has been a fun project and today I hope to get another layer applied.

Today is a good day!

Tina xo


  1. Love your nest. Great inspiration. I know what it's like to lay in bed and plan all the things your going to do... I now make a list and then pick only 2, so at the end of the day I won't feel deflated. AND if I accomplish more than 2 I can feel really good. LOL

  2. Oh, golly, what an undertaking! Looking great, I could never get paper mache to to like anything but a blob! You go Girl!

  3. Hi Tina! It certainly is a good day!! Once again I am in awe of your creativity and imagination that has been brought to life in one of your pieces!

    I can't wait to see that same life that you bring to Frida!!

  4. Happy Pink Saturday Miss T! You are such an artist my friend with wonder patience. I can't wait to see what Frieda looks like all done! Simply amazing process. Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings to you today and for always stopping in to say hello. Means more than I can say.

    Love to you~


  5. Hi Tina,
    I love your creativity and the process you go through to get there. Always the best and so very accomplished my friend. Love Frida and the talent you have to give life to a wonderous piece like this. Can't wait to see the finish.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I always love to see you and always honored by your visit.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  6. Tina--you inspire me with ALL of this!!

  7. It is always a pleasure to read your blog and that inspiration is visiting you, i love the nest and ypur papier mache art, it it one of my favorite materials.

  8. hi tina - you must have been reading my mind...the past few days i am feeling so bogged down and unable of getting anything done...
    now look what you've done!! i love your nest, and the idea behind it! it's great!
    i can't wait to see your the texture work!

  9. Your work is just beautiful!!
    I did email you...
    I have a To Do List that Joe said will take us 100 years to get thru...
    I always anticipate that things will not take the amount of time that they actually do. Thus only getting half of my things on my To Do list for each day done. Maybe we should only put 2-3 things on our daily to do list and then we would feel that sense of accomplishment when we actaully get to finish it. I think we tend to over schedule ourselves.....


  10. Aw, dont be so hard on yourself! I think artists in particular are partial to grandiose plans and dreams. I know I am...and then its look 'oh, the day is nearly done and I've hardly begun!' we just have to take things one step at a time.
    This frida portrait looks fascinating! cant wait to see how it turns out!~

  11. I think it's easy for women to think they haven't done enough...I remind myself often to acknowledge what I do accomplish!

    Love your textured birdie nest and your Frida creation looks really special too!


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. It truly brightens my day to read your thoughtful remarks!
Tina xo