Sunday, December 20, 2009

Have a Funky and Fabulous Christmas

OMG! Can you believe it is only 5 more days until the big guy in red shoots down our chimney (or up the drier vent..... for those of us that don't have a fireplace)?
Today we are finishing up our packing for our trip to see the son and new daughter-in-law in Biloxi, MS for the holidays. I know we will have so much fun together.
I just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my blog friends and just a general Happy Holidays Greeting! I am very thankful for my blog friends. I wish you all Peace, Safety and Love for this and all seasons throughout the new year. Can't wait to see you after the new year and hear all about your holidays. Big Hugs

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Colors,Lines, and Shapes Oh My.....

Sometimes, as part of my own creative self-exploration.....I try to figure out "my style" of art. Or, I try to figure out what it is I want to say with my art. Who am I? What am I passionate about? What is it I am trying to communicate through my art? So.....tapping my foot....I think very hard..... I say to myself, "self, what are you all about?"

In my mind I start listing what turns me on creatively....not particularly in this order:

  1. Color and more color-bright-high saturation-orange-reds,lime greens, golden yellow-bright and cheery reds, lovely cobalt blues (high color-no pastels for me)
  2. Geometric lines and shapes and simple drawings always catch my eye
  3. Texture-I love to look at art that has texture and layers of interest.
  4. Ideas of a Whimsical nature- animals, funny things, play.....
  5. Femininity-I love how God made the female body so very beautiful and the female mind and soul so complex.
  6. Food-I love to eat good food. Though I can easily turn down the desert menu, I find it very hard to eat on the "light menu". Love Italian and Mexican foods. Bread, bread, bread, bring it on!!!
  7. Wine! Oh how I love Chardonnay, maybe too much. I love wine. I don't like red or pink or anything other than Chardonnay.
  8. Family Fun-I love being with my family and the older I get the more I appreciate my precious family.
  9. Friends-Girlfriend time in particular is very important to me now. Even today I look forward to a limousine ride with 9 0ther girlfriends to view Christmas lights Thursday night. Wine will be involved. Yay! Bling will be involved. Yay!
  10. Pet-my puppy, I have never been a real dog person until Sebastian came into my life. Now, I can't imagine my life without him.

So, doing exercises like this are important to help you figure out who you are. In doing this. I can think about themes and ideas for my future art. If you look at your art from the past, you will be able to see themes. I think that when we start trying to be authentic and communicate our true selves through our art.....our art will shine.....I'm just sayin'......

Sunday, December 13, 2009

This is Not Goodbye Just See You Later....

Hey everyone, I'm sorry I have not blogged in a while. I know I told you my Dad was ill....and sure enough we lost him on November 18th. Everything has been a whirlwind since then and I just kind of felt like I should not blog....I don't know why. Anyway, no more suffering for him. It is very hard to imagine he is no longer on this earth with us. But, we (the three sisters) just keep pushing along and doing what we must do to help each other make it through this grief. Now, enough about that. But I did want to share that with you.

Life really is a roller coaster isn't it? My son came home for the Thanksgiving holidays from Keesler Airforce base and he brought his precious girlfriend. Before we knew what was going on, we were having a little wedding at the courthouse. They clearly love and adore each other. They wanted to get married before Cody leaves for Afganistan in Feb next year. We love Patsy and I just have to tell all my art friends that she too is an artist...a creative being and she can cook like nobody's business! I hope my son keeps working out! LOL

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From the Chandlers!