Dec 21, 2013

Solstice Fae

for you and me
all the creatures large and small

on the longest night
the shortest day
she appeared from the winter forest
with a garland of candles as her crown
to light the way

for you and me
all the creatures large and small

more and more light
each day

welcoming the light

beautiful Solstice to you!


Dec 19, 2013

Baby Booties

lovely and talented friend Janice

made my grandson Jayce these magically fun booties!!!

I was entirely surprised when they arrived in the mail. 
Had to wait to show you until they were given to Jayce, it's a surprise you know ;-)

complete surprise and joy 
over Jayce's first Christmas present!

she made me a beautiful snowflake
it dances above my desk:

Janice is kindhearted, talented, thoughtful and a beautiful woman. 
Thank you so very much Janice!


Dec 13, 2013

Winter Fairy and DC Challenge

The winter fairy showed up in my painting

and rightly so!

winter has arrived in our neck of the woods
it is here for the season!

I am jointing Tiny Woolf
and other artists for the drawing theme: Garland

I looked around my wee cabin,
found every window cloaked as a garland

totem art

trinkets of beauty
do you see the snowy realm outside of the windows
like marshmallow cream, everywhere!

thank you for being our wonderful host 
Nadine of Tiny Woolf!

to see more snowflakes
visit my photography blog: Spirithelpers 
lovely holidays to you!

Dec 6, 2013

DC: Swanlights

is hosting this weekends Drawing Challenge
using the inspiration Swanlights

the above painting is a sketch i created on a plane in October
never got around to completing it

this music felt a bit melancholy to me
perfect for the raindrops and tears


this week, Ron the mail man
brought me an envelope from Barbara Bee
all the way from Germany

i was one of the lucky winners of her giveaway
Thank you Barbara!
Thank you for being our wonderful host Stephanie!

Dec 4, 2013

Recent Art

I have not been creating as much art lately
i miss it

these are evening sketches
5.5x8.5 inches

in October I stayed at a dear Friend's home
her sweet little dog was a lovely companion
and this is an artistic take on her back yard
what a view!


last night's sunset:


Nov 26, 2013

Carved Stamp

i have been carving stamps here and there
hoping to use them on fabric, as well as occasionally in my art

do you have any suggestions for printing with stamps on fabric?
the best ink or paint?
how to make it permanent?

Nov 17, 2013

Inner Realm

visiting her inner realm
eternal spring of life

(looks like i have a very dirty scanner!)

pastel forest
a lovely place to wander

I had the pleasure of staying at my friends home:
loved the sound of snow crashing off his roof

we have been getting snow a few times a week
it melts away.....
still not here to stay

Nov 13, 2013

Perhaps an Angel

through the veils of night
it's stars
and beyond
she beheld the realm of earth
her heart resisted leaning towards
nor away
so much 
the earthlings still have to learn

Nov 8, 2013

D.C. Tattoo

years and years ago
in a night's dream
someone said: let me touch up your tattoo
i said: what tattoo?
she pointed to my torso
i lifted my top to find flowers and leaves
much like the painting above
they were alive and moving as well!
I loved it

funny thing is, that i have never wanted a tattoo
perhaps all my freckles 
are enough body art for me 

This weeks Drawing Challenge is hosted by:
visit her wonderful blog 
to join all the artists being inspired by: Tattoo 

we have snow!
snowflakes one night:

Lovely weekend to one and all!

Nov 3, 2013

Tilt to Listen, Tilt to Receive

whenever i create a woman with her head tilted to the side
i think of my friends pup, Lucy:

she has snow on her nose in this photo

I created this sketch while flying a couple weeks ago
it took so many layers of paint until i was happy with it

Sharing with Sophia's:

Oct 30, 2013

Blessings of Samhain to You

though autumn filled her days
and nights
she became a nest of new life for Samhain


a bit of information about Samhain:

*this year it is celebrated from  
sunset on October 31 to sunset on November 1, almost halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.

*It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh.

*It's considered a liminal time, when the veil between life and death grows thin. 

*Samhain is pronounced "sah-win" or "sow-in."

*it is one of the original festivals behind the holiday we know as Halloween

*As it was believed that faeries, witches, and demons roamed the earth on Samhain, food and drink were customarily set out to placate them. Later on, people began dressing up as these creatures and claiming the goodies for themselves, sometimes performing antics or tricks in exchange for food and drink. 

 above info taken from a
wonderful article about Samhain found here: Huffington Post

 Wonderful Halloween
All Hallows Eve
to one and all!


Oct 24, 2013

A Beautiful Life

I have just returned from shy of two weeks in Santa Barbara.

I went to visit loved ones
and to meet my grandson, Jayce!

While there I delivered the above commissioned painting.
Thank you so much Robyn!

Welcome sweet baby Jayce:


Oct 6, 2013

Dear Grandson

little baby D

may your birth be like a song
that flows with the rhythm of your heart and soul

wishing you 
your mommy and daddy a grace full birth

with love, 


Oct 4, 2013

DC: Cup

silly fun
this DC offered by Stefanie
is: Cup
there will be a bowl full of ladies
maybe a man or two
celebrating CUP 
on their blogs
you can find them here

but also it is Stefanie's Birthday this weekend!!

Stefanie, for  your birthday
i offer you this cup full of raindrops:
it has been such a wonderful mushroomy
the forest has them every where!
here are a couple more cups for you:

orange peel cup fungus

eye lash cup

bird nest cup
these little 'eggs' get released into the environment when raindrops
land in these tiny cups
the ink
before the color
lovely weekend to one and all

Oct 1, 2013

Tiny Witch

a tiny forest witch
sits upon her rosy thrown
enjoying her woodland realm

i just never know what i will find on the forest floor
so many beautiful mushrooms these days!

starting October with a tiny witch
lovely October to you and all!


Sep 28, 2013


she sat
until the light of the candle's flame 
reminded her of her own light

i came across a sketch i did a while back:

I let it inspire this painting
what the first photo does not show is that there is an iridescent 
gold  aura around the fairy and the candles flame, oh well

thank you for a wonderful month Alaya!