WELCOME to my blog and creative art space!

Since our retirement and relocation to the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, (where we proudly admit to being "Punatics") my artistic energies have largely gone into our new home, addition of an ohana/apartment, and our acre of land. We have planted fruit trees, built lava walls, dug holes, reclaimed the boundaries from the jungle, and developed the landscaping.

During all this rewarding, hard work, I have wondered in what way the art I had been creating (you can see some below) would transition to reflect this dynamic island life. I have doodled in an art journal as impressions arose, splashed color, scribbled images, words, half-formed raw ideas, inklings of bold color, and fractal-like geometry -- all rather abstract. So, what do I do with all these musings, particularly since it is so VERY different from the art I was creating in Humboldt County?

I have some beginning shapes now and color; it is time to play. I'll try to add some of my thoughts here, for those few who are curious. And, if you'd like to know more, you can email me.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Queen of Hearts"

The Art of the Valentine --
Exhibit & HeART Auction
Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, CA
I was fortunate to be asked to participate in the
Humboldt Arts Council "Art of the Valentine"
Exibition for Feburary 2012.

My "Queen of Hearts" was created from an ugly old over-stuffed satin clown doll.  The only charming thing about her was her sweet face.  Her crown and scepter were from a broken Christmas ornament, cloth for her attire was from and old silk kimono, and her wings were from an onion bag.