Light and Breezy Summertime

oh.........summertime on the west coast is AMAZING.......I LOVE feeling warm without having to build a fire in the wood stove.....barefoot and groovy all around....
been away to an out of this world, otherworld music and fun festival...super far out peeps and outrageous costumes and clothing, and no clothing on some.....and hanging with my guy and some fave friends...playing music, dancing, swimming in a beautiful clear river....sweetness and light....
I've noticed that some of my work has lightened up too....this painting is one that I made for our house and it feels so light and joyFULL.....I intend to follow this thread of inspiration....
hoping you are feeling warm and summery too.........xo
mixed media diptych, Fresh Joy 30"x48"

detail of elephants, mixed media on panel

A Day Off.....JOY

Fresh Joy, mixed media on panel

Day off........whew.....I am grateful and also tired out....so I am now allowing myself to have a couple of days to RELAX....right here at home.....I have had a couple of large shows already this year, with 2 more big ones and some small ones still to come this summer.....

yes, I am most grateful as well for the opportunities....I know that not everyone lives in a place that supports art like we have here on Gabriola Island, and the west coast in general. Thank you to all of the peeps that came out to my studio show....I received 3 flower bouquets!

being a passionate creative with a powerful work ethic can create a bit of a monster at times....so my challenge is very often S L O W I N G down....and today
I am doing it~!

YAY!!!!!!