Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bunny Love

Bunny Love……ahhhh, spring is in the air…..and with the thoughts of the impending season come rebirth, crisp, colorful flowers, Easter, and bunnies in dresses! I created the bulk of this ode to spring in upholstery weight chenille. The front pocket and flap are a collage of tapestry and brocades. Textured sage green and buttery soft chocolate brown leathers add accent and reinforcement in all the right places. Wear this shoulder bag dangling from your shoulder or cross-wise on the body.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Art Therapy

Life throws us curveballs. That’s a given.... none of us are immune.

And we all have our own special ways of dealing with life’s challenges. I am grateful everyday for my love of the creative process and pouring emotion into artistic endeavors.

I started this collage right before tragedy struck our family. I had a vision, much different than this outcome, but intuitively, I allowed this piece to be my venting outlet for the topsy-turvy unfolding of the really bad Lifetime TV movie I felt like I was trapped in!

For six months I dabbled when the spirit moved me, hand in hand in disbelief and grief, some days flipping the canvas over and viewing it upside down, changing it yet again. Other days, all I could do was white out my previous work, totally wishing I could white out my family’s new reality and reverse a moment in time. But when it’s all said and done, at some point we have to come to grips with what is real and inch forward embracing LIFE!

This collage represents my personal journey through the grieving process. I made a point to finish it for the full moon in Capricorn on January 19, 2011. To me it portrays tapping into my inner strength, regaining my footing, and pressing on.