Sunday, March 29, 2009

GOING TO ARTFEST!!!


Here I am in Los Gato's.....loving the sun and the flowers...John is doing a concert. A last minute opportunity to go to ArtFest came up! I drive home from California Monday and leave for Port Townsend WA Wed.

I used by new talent for making "digital collage" to make 100 artist trading cards...today......it is so fun to make them...the theme for Art Fest art camp is Sea Monster's...I used an old map from called "Monstra Marina" which is Latin for Sea Monsters on my shell dolls body. I added some bronze glitter to the shell and silver gel pen dots and necklace...looks so cool now...I put my hand to them...the glitter reminds me of the sand in the waters at Coronado CA where the gold mica flickers in the water and on the beach!

I am also rushing around trying to put together supplies for the classes while on vacation...I am going to just enjoy the town and the sun Sunday...

Friday, March 27, 2009

FLYING AROUND THE WEST


As you know I have been flying around....the air is so beautiful! On my way to AZ over Las Vegas...
Greening of AZ in the spring.......

Over Phoenix......
Flying into San Diego...over Balboa park the place of the Worlds fair in the early 1900's.

oh the beautiful land......
Fogy morning leaving San Diego........

oh the wonders of flying......
I feel like an Angel..........
The mountains below the bay area...Oakland.
I want to hike or ride horses in the soft green grass and oaks........
This is why they call it Oakland........

On the ground at the Oakland airport by the bay...so pretty.....
Leaving the Bay land.....
where the boats bring in all the goods.......
Over the Columbia river in Portland Oregon......
Farming....by the rivers....
going from the Golden Gate Bridge in SF to the Green St. John's bridge designed by the same man.
house boats......
One day in the studio with Lulu...

I was off again driving........in San Francisco right now...back Monday and then off to Art Fest in Port Townsend WA...wew....how am I blessed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Miss Marie Antoinette Part of Traveling doll project.

I didn't have time to be involved in the wonderful "Traveling Doll Project" of the ADO
Art Dolls Only group I belong to....but of course Miss A has time for everything....especially if it involves publicity....
So here she is on the logo for the project...What a Queen....it was perfect as she was unfinished with her black lingerie showing and her skirt half pined on. Each of the traveling dolls goes unfinished to its new doll maker home to have something different added on till she is finish at the 6th doll makers home.
Please check out the project on their blog by clicking here...what fun they are having!
I was honored to have my photo's and doll featured.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

BUSY AT THE BEACH!



Last day at the Beach!....but I have not been on it much...instead I have made a beach doll...unfinished using a cool shell I found. I will post more about trip next blog...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY...TRUE STORY

Happy St. Patricks Day...I have been blessed to follow St. Patrick around in Ireland....I made a video of my husband at the ancient Celtic pilgrimage places...This is one I put up on youtube of John Doan my husbands music and my film work! Have a lovely day today!




I have lead 3 tours to Ireland. I drove one car and John the other...wild driving...left side..and crazy narrow roads with no shoulders...what an amazing place...The monks were the Druids and when they heard the story that blood sacrifice was completed by Christs death...they were thrilled...many of the great Celtic Monks were the main Druids...so they were awesome monks...St. Francis of Assie was taught by these brave men who went through out Europe...teaching love of nature, animals, women and about God. The more authoritarian monks were the Roman Monks who used the Roman way not the Celtic Way.

If you want to read a great book..check out "The Soul of the Celtic Spirituality" click here

Another favorite read is by my friend Cindy Thompson. My husband wrote a book review for her book "Celtic Wisdom" click here.


It has awesome pictures. She took everything we learned using lots of books and put it in a small wonderful little book. Wish it had been out when we were looking for material. Check out Cindy's other books she is a great novel writer too. She has helped me with my little children's book...oh how I love writers...they know how to make things work like transitions...I didn't even know what that meant when I started...(a smooth flow from one scene to another in your story) Check out her blog too...click here

Friday, March 13, 2009

CREATIVE DIGITAL COLLAGE CLASS

Class assignment by me...


I am taking a wonderful Creative digital collage class with Gail...check it out ...click here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

SEDONA AZ BEAUTIFUL & GLORIOUS

It was snowing in my home town yesterday...Oregon.....but I was dancing through

the temple of Rocks......
Entering this magic place in Sedona..




what a wonderful day!!!

When I was on the airplane flying to AZ last Thursday I worked on this journal page...Misty had a journal page challenge "I am"
I finally did one...it is different than I would have done on my own but I was moved by a teaching my Pastor Denny gave called "Whose your Daddy?"
I have been dealing with some issues surrounding my life as I grew up with my mother who had very large needs as she had lost her mother to a accident at 18. Her identity was in her mother. Then she checked out with her mother and ended up in a mental hospital when I was 3. (you can read on my interview page I linked to a bit about my life.)
Not having a whole mother makes a women different as she doesn't have the covering she needs. I was needing the love of a woman and subjected my self to a servant place in my relationships with women to be loved and accepted...much rejection & self rejection came through this as a child. Over the past several years my true identity has come forth and the the words that my friend Denny spoke moved me deeply...I wanted to have them as affirmations and the journal page was a wonderful way to keep them close to my heart speaking life to me....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

ARIZONA HEAVEN........

the sky was so beautiful....the rains brought the soft green grass to soften the hills.......

coming from the plane and into a garden of Eden.......
the birds were singing in their winter Arizona home....I haven't heard birds in the land of the North West yet......but I did see my first daffodil yesterday.........
I was told the peacocks can be nasty...but I didn't know and just quietly snapped the photo's
as it seemed like a aqua stream slowly slide by me....
and the flowers are blooming everywhere.......

FLYING TO AZ TODAY

photo from Maija blog

OFF to the Land of SUN!!! Yeah....my husband it doing concerts and I am going to play...look at Art in Scottsdale...see Frank Lloyd Wrights wonderful home and visit a new arty blog friend Maija this photo is from her wonderful blog...go see her ...click here...

I will be gone a few weeks...hope to check in and say hi on the blog....love and oxoox


Monday, March 2, 2009

BLOG INTERVIEW ABOUT DEIRDRA DOAN


Dawn Supina and artist and blogger from Canada asked me to do an interview on her blog. She posted it today.....Please Click here to read it.

It starts out...

I was first introduced to Deirda Doan and her work last year when she won my OWOH giveaway draw. Between the beauty of her site, her husband John's ethereal music, her blog quickly became a feature in my Beautiful Blogs section. Today you will meet the lovely, and very interesting Deirdra.

I am honored to be part of her interviews. She has posted 12 interviews so far of wonderful bloggers. They are lots of fun to read!