04 September 2014

art books, a garage, a UFO and Dream ON!

here i am getting ready to write about my work in the collaborative art book for the month
and realized i haven't even shown last month's...why can i not keep up??? anyway,
the first book i'll show is inspired by the artist duy huynh.
tammy also chose a theme for her book, dreams. that was helpful, because duy huynh is a tough act!
the biggest difficulty for me was leaving so much "empty"space. i didn't succeed on this page, but it did inspire the painting i showed you last week. I did a little better on the next page...
and then i did a little card for tammy while 'dream on' played in a constant loop in my head.
i did a page of the lyrics, just because, but i didn't bother to take a picture apparently.
it was easy to have empty space on the cover, as i was the first to add to the painted background ☺
then, last week i painted the garage
the whole entire thing, even the door and the rain barrel...phew!
after that, i got started on lisa 'wright stuff" 's book inspired by matisse.
i tried ink line-drawing, still life and portraits with pattered backgrounds and without patterns...
 and then some paper-outs on the booklet and cover
 AND then!...there was a UFO sighting...i don't know if you saw it on the news, but here is the link to the ABC coverage: UFO in Pennsylvania
and the next day, in our yard this mysterious 'crop circle' appeared
i am not even joking! i feel blessed to know they are happy about our chem-free lawn. what do you think? i like to think of these visitors as angels or guides...whatever they are, i am sure it is all for the good.
that's it for me,
 but before you click me off, here's a short version of 
dream until your dream comes true!
at 64 steven tyler still has it goin'on!

18 August 2014

happening at Priti Studio & a video

these past few weeks have been a painters dream...
the weather is mostly cool and not humid'
the kind of weather that makes you feel torn
between being outside
and being in the studio.

i made a video showing the progression of 2 paintings...
but i have 3 new to show you
maria inspired by the style of el greco 
st. bernadette inspired by herself...
she was the first saint to be photographed
and i tried to paint her as a tinted b&w photo.
this painting was just from my own head.
she could be a saint with no name...
a guardian...
a survivor...
there is a lot of symbolism here
and the background makes me happy too☺
all of these paintings are hanging in my shop.

pooh edward has been busy too...
letting me know
this painting isn't finished
and just being cute
and then the joys of cooking from the garden:
                     pesto pizza                     &                                  veggie-balls with spicy sauce  pizza                                    

and guess who is starting beauty school...
i am so proud of mia! dance teacher/beauty maker!!!
Love, Lisa

27 July 2014

art blocks!

{remember to click the pictures}

what a busy summer...time whizzing by
lots of things accomplished
so many still to do.
we got new windows in the sun-room
so naturally, i needed to repaint.

and build a kitty-shelf

this is the room where i take my pictures, write my blog...
i have a collection of art blocks
and hung them in the skinny places
between the windows.
 and that reminded me...
i love to make them too

a holy man once told me
the most powerful prayer is
veni, sancte sprititus
(come, holy spirit)

in latin, spiritus has two meanings:


and breath.
{these 3 are all for sale in my shop}
i was remembering how much fun it is to give...
and i made 3 wee blocks
if you are on facebook
like my art page (please :))
and comment there 
or here on my blog...
i will choose 3 random winners on thursday.

other things i have been doing with my paintbrushes...
changing an angel into a barber pole
and re-making a bench for the barber shop
i also learned how to hold a wine glass with my feet...
a paintbrush is next!
have the best day
you possibly can!

ps: there are "new" books in my free library ♥

14 July 2014

where i am today

when katherine jeanne wood {miz katie} invited me to join a virtual blog tour
i had to accept...i am such a huge fan
of her artwork
it is just so different than anything i could ever paint.
for me, this quote describes katie's paintings:

"learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them as an artist"
~pablo picasso

if you aren't familiar with katherine's work
here is the link to her blog and her you tube channel

about me.
i belong to 2 collaborative art groups
so i am always working in art books;
here is a page i did this week.

after 15 years together deb and i signed the marriage contract so this face is a fusion...those are her glasses on my eyes & her big smile with my little teeth ☺

i also have 2 canvases i am working on
then there is the garden to be adorned
as you can see
i walk around with a head full of ideas
and a paintbrush.
there is plenty of time spent
with my feet up
a book
and a glass of wine.
my process...
this is where i am today...
if any of you would like to host a virtual tour of your own blog,
just let me know and i will help.
thank you katie for including me...xo.

09 July 2014

an abundance of art!

i have tons of work to show
all done in art journal collaborations...
{which; i am realizing takes a lot of time}
for me, 
each book is the essence of the person
and i wish to compliment and hug each of my friends
with the work i put in their books.
and so,
i start with a "buffer" page
it takes me forever to do what i feel in my heart.
add to that
and wonky pages underneath...aarghhh!
where shall i start?
at the beginning of where i left off, i suppose,
without too much commentary.
tracy dove~love
and that all started with the jimi USPS stamps and a funky dollar bill
and a question
answered by william strafford

and then, by priti lisa ...that's me!
do you see those stamps?!? click on the picture :)
don't bother to read what i wrote...i forgot to write down my favorite line...
about the rusty halos! sheesh!
but i am not done sheesh-ing myself...
priti~bird! but her feet!!!
i didn't finish painting her feet!
i didn't notice until i was loading these pictures to my blog!
sorry judie...i am so ashamed.

i am also ashamed to tell you...
{i cannot mimic living artists}
...at least not on purpose
i was to be inspired by anahata katkin
at least i tried to capture her warmth, her humor, her colors
{do you notice the 8 in her right eye?}
it is carved in there; to represent the eight of us.
this artwork doesn't look like anahata's
or mine
but it does look like a million other's,
don't you agree?
i wasn't "out of my comfort zone"
i don't have
the confidence or the feeling of
"yeah, i've got this"
i haven't reached my comfort zone yet...
sometimes i think
challenges like this
are just avoidance,
you know?

love and love. 
ps: sorry. i lied.
that was a lot of commentary.