Lights, nostalgia, Chinese and a little TRAditION...
Joining in the fairyland of Christmas and fantasy lights, we cruised thru the neighborhoods recounting stories of years past these brought to mind. If you live in the Seattle area, look up Candy Cane Lane and Olympic Manor, these are the two best areas to see.
But first we watched the wonderful film "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Uptown Theatre on Queen Anne Hill... as a sing-along! And with a Chinese buffet lunch right in the theatre too. So very Jewish and satisfying fun. And one of my favorite films, full of nostalgia and tradition.
More lights, a Hawaiian theme...
A dungeness crab...
Lots of candy canes...
Only small artful decorations at home, as we no longer cut our own tree while skiing, or do intense Christmas. It's more our own created simple version of various traditions, and we like it this way a lot. Quiet, harmonious...
A postcard from a clear lovely night in Seattle while we enjoy the wonders of the season and the turnings that began with recent Winter Solstice.
A time to reflect, rest, and sometimes, play with my camera...
Wishing Peace and Harmony and Light Shining Brightly on You.
Painting images, playing with paints, such a joy...
The recent acrylic
paintings above (5"x5") plus two more will be included in the annual by-invitation- only Kaewyn Gallery miniatures show. Many talented local artists will display their small or miniature paintings which are ideal for gift giving this time of
November 30, 2012 - January 8, 2013
"Miniature Masterpieces and More!"
10101 Main St.
Recent Paintings and Crows
"She Listened to the Soothing Songs of Her Friends"
Monoprint Mixed Media 12"x12", Copyright Delorse Lovelady
The painting above recently was being shown at the Northwest Hospital Breast Center. Earlier this year I was experimenting with monoprint techniques that I learned from local artist Lisa Snow Lady. This one was difficult to photograph because of the shine of both the acrylics and gold leaf in the branch and circles.
While on another wonderful painting retreat in September on one of our NW islands, I painted the watercolors above. I enjoyed trying out new shapes for the crows, trying to capture the gestures and behaviors I have observed. Talented artist Bev Jozwiak shared some of her watercolor techniques, loose washy expressive painting.
A watercolor and mixed media artist experimenting with various painting and non-painting art forms: collage, fiber, felting, dolls, embroidery and beads, bookbinding-bookmaking, collage, digital photography & photoshop, etc. Inspired by the natural world. Words and poetry to embellish and add meaning. Drawn to the metaphors and stories of life expressed through art as a healing of the spirit, a way to draw out the beauty, maybe to inspire and bring a little light.
Peace is every step. The shining red sun is my heart. Each flower smiles with me. How green, how fresh all that grows. How cool the wind blows. Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy. Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author, Poet, and Peace Activist
2013 Art Shows - See My Art
Ongoing - Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Breast Cancer Center, 1550 N 115th St, Seattle, WA
Ongoing - Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Dining Cafeteria, 1550 N 115th St, Seattle, WA
"The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy. Daily prayers are delivered on the lips of breaking waves, the whisperings of grasses, the shimmering of leaves." ~ Terry Tempest Williams, From Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer (anthology)
My Etsy Shop #1 - Fine Art Paintings and Mixed Media
Fine Art Prints available here
1001 Journal #2286
Go to the 1001 Journal site to see journal #2286 which I started and hosted in our local community center. This and other journals are rich with artwork and wonderful writings from a diverse bunch of people everywhere. Go here to the originating 1000 Journal project to read about the project started by "Someguy" who gave away, left journals in locations, and mailed out a total of 1000 blank journals randomly with an invitation in them to create, write, pass on, post on the web, and return them.... Many, many inspiring images and writings.
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