Hi all y’all,
I am playing around here (I mean working) instead of doing housework. I never minded housework before I had so many better things to do. I do believe I was in the minority back then.
I am posting my results of non-stop painting this week.
I love many aspects of Bee Love. I am thinking of painting a series. My husband hates the human-looking face on the bee so much that he actually said the word “hate”. Obviously, some childhood trauma.
I think she is just too adorable to hate. She is definitely a girly girl worker bee. She is wearing a cream-colored vintage plastic bow. The letters are from a fancy set of Pairsinpears. The black polka dot tape is Washi tape that I bought on Etsy. She looks a bit like a Pussyfooter Bee with her pink striped leggings and orange hair. She is a hard-working worker bee. She feels she can dress pretty without having aspirations of being queen.
I have been trying out this fun technique. I color with Caran D’Ache watersoluble crayons over dry acrylic paint. Then I mix the crayon in as much as I want with acrylic varnish using a paint brush, making it water proof. Sometimes I leave a little crayon-look and sometimes I blend it completely in. Finally, I seal it two more times. I like the look and it is just kind of fun to color with crayons.
I just have a bit more shadowing to do on Bee Love.
These are the words that are on the front of the painting Stand Up:
When a woman chooses to source her truth
from within her very bones, rather than
looking to a set of rules outside of herself,
she is truly wise.
These are the words typed on the side of the painting:
When she can stand up and speak a truth
that is boiling up inside her no matter how
big a risk it is to speak it, she is claiming her
wild soul, perfect and untamed.
When 5,000 years of conditioning is telling
her that her way is wrong, but she decides
right then and there that her way is right,
and in fact, always has been, she is finally
An odd thing about the words on the painting… I named the painting Stand Up, tentatively while I was painting. I found the words later in Kitty’s blog. I don’t know if I believe there are no accidents in life, but I do believe in synchronicity if you keep your heart open.
I have been invited to show my art at Fall for Art in Covington, Louisiana on October 20th. My art and I will be at the Downtown Chic Salon from 6-9pm. My niece, Mandi is the owner/ stylist.
Until next week…
My wish for you is your heart’s desire.