January 2008 – Although I am happy to share my art with you throughout this blog please be aware that these images are protected by copyright law and should not be reproduced or used without expressed written permission. Feel free to leave comments or questions, I am always excited to get feedback. Enjoy browsing and thank you for visiting my blog!
Posted by L.M. on January 23, 2008
I so, so, SO appreciate everyone bidding, sharing and promoting this event! So before I share what’s coming Wednesday I just wanted to give you all a big THANK YOU!
That being said…I’m going to ask for more. More bids, more sharing, more positive vibes, whatever you’ve got. Three more days left to make a big impact on a family in need.
So I’ve got some special deals for Wednesday. If you’ve not noticed the last two days had a “theme” of sorts, shadow box art class & shadow box art on Monday followed by a rock painting class and digital art created using textures of rocks. Today’s preview is no different! If you know me and my art, you’d have to expected a Mandala themed day!
In addition to the class these mandala art pieces are going to be up for bid too! Click on the small image to see details and a larger image of each piece.
Thursday & Friday are not as thematic but I’m throwing in some extra special offers so that makes up for it, right?
Keep up the good work and thank you again!
Posted by L.M. on March 31, 2015
I’m going to try my best to keep these updates going all week, apologies in advance if that doesn’t happen! At least this one is happening! :) SO, in addition to the 24 week-long art auction items up for bid Tuesday will feature these special, one day only, items:
(Click smaller images below to see full size and details!)
As a reminder, the auction website is: www.myminiauction.com/lmap – I appreciate the bids that are coming in…it makes my heart happy to know that the Myers family will have a bit more help getting through this tough time. As always I am asking you to please, pretty please, share the auction site or this blog post, send emails or shout out a tweet to help spread the word. You all are awesome!
Hugs & Love,
Posted by L.M. on March 30, 2015
Tomorrow (Monday, 3/30/15) at 9:00 a.m. (eastern time) the online fundraising art auction begins! There are 24 items that will be available to bid on all week long plus daily “specials” that are available each of the five days the auction runs. The special items for Monday are:
Be sure to get your bids in, the daily auctions close at 9:00 p.m. (eastern time) each day. LINK TO AUCTION SITE. Good luck and thank you for your help!
Posted by L.M. on March 29, 2015
This month I am celebrating Spring…no matter how long it takes to get here! As part of that celebration I invite you to visit my studio as I participate in the third “Second Saturday Studio Tour” for 2015. The tour is part of the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail. Visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, March 14th, 2015.
I’ll have some treats to nibble, something to sip and a small Spring themed “make & take” art project for you to get creative with. As an added bonus I’ll be sharing flower seeds that I harvested last fall for you to take home and plant in your Spring gardens. I hope to see you then!
Posted by L.M. on March 10, 2015
I am going through and updating, deleting and generally spiffing up my blog. After 800+ posts and seven years, I’m sure this is past due! Thanks to the fabulous Alyson Stanfield and her Art Biz Blog for the prompt! I’m guessing no one needs to see old announcements about upcoming classes and shows that happened years ago so those will be the first things to go. In the meantime I’m revisiting a lot of posts that I’d forgotten about.
When I ran across this one I knew I wanted to share it again and knew exactly what images I wanted to match with it! When I posted this original poem in 2008 I hadn’t yet reach a stage in my blogging adventures to even know how to add images along with the words. Which ended up working perfectly because I hadn’t yet created these digital drawings. I don’t share much of my poetry, this is the only one that made it to the blog and, as perhaps you might notice, I’m not necessarily in my happy place when I write it. I can’t recall ever feeling so happy I just had to write a poem about it! :) During this one I was feeling creatively blocked as well as struggling with some life issues that wanted to overwhelm me. I’m glad I’m not in that place anymore! When I re-read it today I relate it more to the wintertime and all the things laying dormant under the snow waiting to be released into the sunshine to grow and flourish. I’m more than ready for that to happen as I gaze out the window at all the whiteness surrounding us today!
Fragile shoots of creative inspiration creeping from between the cracks in monotonous everyday life. Some struggle tenaciously for existence most wither quickly, life choked from them suffocating in the climate they were born.
Those that endure the harsh beginning required to grow without nourishment, pushing past smothering layers of daily tedium. Cautiously they proceed, death waiting, grasping, determined to wedge them under layers of unimaginativeness.
Scarcely any will survive the journey despite their most valiant efforts. Their route chaotic with sights & smells. The dead, decaying predecessors strewn recklessly along the way. A frightening path, even for the resolute.
Struggling to outrun the stench of failure the most resilient push forward, hoping that the next layer, or perhaps the next, will release them from this nightmare. Slowly, tentatively they surface, grasping their hard earned freedom.
Fresh air & sun caresses them and, though they are few, they sprout and blossom a furious riot of brilliant colors. A kaleidoscope of leaves and blossoms fed from the flesh of dead ancestors lying beneath the uncaring layers of life.
Tiny seeds drop working their way slowly down below the tiers of dullness and predictability, dormant. Waiting in dream-laced limbo. Flashes of life-giving inspiration ignite them, beginning another perilous journey upward toward the warm, inviting rays.
Posted by L.M. on March 2, 2015
I’m not quite sure how I forgot to share this news on the blog but just realized I hadn’t said a word about it here! Well, here it is. I’m working on a coloring book that will be part of Dover Publications “Creative Haven” series!!
I’ve been busy creating around 30 images to be included in the book. Here are a few progress images from the last couple of weeks:
I am hoping to have them all submitted in the next week or so, the book should be published this fall sometime. I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s coming out! One of the gallery spaces I work with is talking about hosting a show of the original works as well as a book signing. Fun stuff! In the meantime I’m busy each day dreaming and drawing new images. My compass has been getting a good workout and my markers even more so!
Posted by L.M. on January 28, 2015
The title sounds like some covert operation, doesn’t it?
Surprise! It’s sculptures instead. :)
The wood bases that hold these stones were shaped and carved from balsa wood, making them much lighter than they look.
The stones were arranged and more cutting/sculpting done for them to fit snuggly in the center of the wood. (Okay, yes, they were also glued quite well in one of the final steps, I’m not that talented with wood working yet!)
Once the wood pieces were carved they were sanded, sealed and then colored with inks to get their patina. The center of each piece was painted black and then the stones were all glued into place. Here are two more images of the finished pieces from a different angle:
I really enjoyed working with wood again to created these, and discovering the right sizes and pattern for the stones was quite a challenge. I hope you enjoyed the peak at their creation!
Posted by L.M. on January 23, 2015