Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

List Poem by Maya

A tree is a wedding gown in the spring
A tree in a Chinese fan
A tree is a great messenger of God
A tree is Mother Nature's child
Strawberry tree, Maple trees
A tree is a day care center for baby birds
A tree is a giver of air
A tree is the reader of clouds
Apple trees, Cherry trees
A tree is God, wig
A tree conceals a beautiful story
Coconut trees, Palm trees
A tree is a dog,s toilet
Scrapes the sky in the middle of nowhere surrounded by
vicious animals
A tree is an angel's choir
Red tree, Green trees
A tree tells God about the sights on earth
A tree is suffering in the desert
A tree is a wise ancient teller of scents
A tree is a tree
This poem was passed on to me by my Mother in law when I was painting my bride tree

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why Trees

I'm not done yet I still need to tone down the background
I think this may be Hannah & I
For years I painted faces/portraits
then moved to flower for a bit and now trees.
I've been ready to be done with trees for some time now, I think I've been painting them for about a year maybe and I think its time I move on. But when I sit down to paint each day
I paint trees
Funny how that works
Hope your weekend is going well

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Afew art journal pages & a wood block

I came across these letters the other day and decided to start putting some art on them : )This journal page I made the other day...I thought the green would make it muddy and in the end it all turned out flowing very nicely.
This page I did real fast, child like actually with water soluble oil pastels.
The girl on the page is from
She was a book mark that I decided to cut and lay on top of the page.

This is a small wood block

Have a great day

Lisa D.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Creating art

Yesterday my brother in law had his donor stem cell transplant. I couldn't seem to get him, his children or my husband and his parents off my mind. I knew if I had started to paint, I would end up with a black canvas, which wouldn't do anyone any good, then I came across this wonderful book I'm reading called Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts
and decided to alter a book with a photo of all of us.
I found it to sooth this aching feeling I had.Lisa D.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Art Blocks

I found this box yesterday
I had forgotten all about it...4 or 5 years ago I started collecting these art blocks from my favorite artists...I think if I had to guess...I probably have 75 ( : Don't tell Mike : )
As I bring in all my plants I will disburse these blocks around them and enjoy them all over again...these at least...I know there are a few more boxes out there like this. LoL...sorry about the boooty shot.

Have a great day
I'll post some of these artist cards I've been working on later today
Bye for now

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A few photos from the past two weeks

I have been needing to do a self here is half of me We arted here last week and do see the man in the background? I got a man to do some art : )
Always an accomplishment

My journal page after parents weekend at Monmouth
I've been burning a fire for about 2 weeks now

One of my little canvas boards I put on Etsy this week

I have spent the last two days cleaning the art room

organizing my shelves and desk area

I did manage to make a few art trading cards while I cleaned the room

I'll post those later

Have a great weekend


Saturday, October 4, 2008


With these painted hands the winner was chosen last night and the winner of this little piece of art goes to
Amy...Not sure which Amy this is though
Everyone else that entered the drawing, please email me
and I will mail you a consolation prize for being such a good sport and playing along
and for leaving such great comments!
Thank you
I had fun...hope you did too.
I have lots of pics I would like to post from this past week
Have a great weekend and don't forget to email me before Tuesday with your address.
Thank you all again